“Salsa” by Christina Fairley Erickson
Freehand Machine Embroidery, decorative stitching, freemotion quilting, trapunto
Fiber Art exhibit at the Schack Art Center

It’s been a tough week.  Of course, completing my “Salsa” quilt and getting it entered in the Contemporary QuiltArt Association’s (CQA) show (of the same name… Salsa), is a big achievement.  But perhaps it’s a bit of a let-down too… I’ve put so much effort into this piece I’m not quite sure where to go from here.  I apologize for being offline this week- between taxes being due, having lots of work to get ready for the jury process for the Salsa show, and feeling a bit under the weather a couple days, I just didn’t get much time at the computer.  I’ll work at doing better over the next week.

“Pray for the Forest II” by Larkin J. Van Horn
Fabric, beads  $750.

I did get to a wonderful fiber art show of artists from the Whidbey Island branch of the Surface Design Association earlier this month at Schack Art Center in Everett.  Here are a couple of the wonderful pieces exhibited there.

“Compare and Contrast” by Liz Axford 3 layers silk organza-front and back layers are screen-printed multiple times, hand-stitched with cotton floss to reveal patterning $6500.