Monday, April 22, 2013

DaVinci's Vetruvian Man Visits the Art Quilt World

Body Map Quilt in Honor of DaVinci's Vetruvian Man
I was totally exuberant to recently learn that my 30" x 50" Vetruvian Man quilt was juried into the International Quilt Festival with the Quilts on the Wall "Maps" exhibit that will be held in Long Beach, California in August of this year.  Particulars of the Quilt Festival are, as follows:

Maps Exhibit - Debuting at the International Quilt Festival, Long Beach
Show Dates August 2-4, 2013
Preview Night Thursday August 1, 2013

Here are some pictures of the quilt as it developed.
Initial Drawing
Auditioning Color Scheme
Blocking in Color

Handwritten Translation of DaVinci's Notes
Closeup of Handwriting

Close-up of Spiral Quilting with Gold Thread

Hand Painted Vines in Border with Outline Stitching