Sunday, April 17, 2011

San Diego Etsy Sellers - A New Venue

Annette Palmer, the proprietor of Earthsong Bookstore in Del Mar, California, has organized a new group called San Diego Etsy Sellers Meetup and will graciously open her store for members to display and sell their handmade creations on the last Saturday of each month.  She has also started a blog at and a Twitter account at #sandiegoetsysellers.  It was great to see these three of my quilts featured on this new blog. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"On the Edge"-- A New Work

Completed this new work yesterday and managed to post it on Etsy today.  I was greatly moved by the Quilt Visions of San Diego exhibit that featured the work of Jeanne Lyons Butler a couple of weeks ago and had to experiment with white stitching on a white background with simple line and shape embellishments.  I also wondered how the hard edges of aluminum would work with an elegantly delicate voile.  I liked the results and wanted the 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" quilted work to stand alone as an independent work of art, not merely a small art quilt, so prepped a stretched artist canvas with gesso, highly textured it with modeling paste to reflect the quilting lines, and then painted it with a rich, silver screen printing ink.  Once that element was completely dry, I hand stitched the art quilt to the canvas.  The art quilt is completely finished with double fold binding, a hand dyed backing and a label; however those elements cannot be seen without detaching the work from the canvas.