I have a lot of beautiful things collected for you today.
In this video Deborah Boschert talks about her Fractured Art Quilt Landscape Installation. What a great idea!
Are you inspired by Deborah Boschert’s beautiful hand stitches. Then my next tip might be for you. Rose Hughes at rosehughes.blogspot.com found an old book with embroidery stitches to download and shared the link on her blog. More than 200 pages with embroidery stitches – what a treat! Thank you Rose for sharing.
I found the most interesting blogspot I have read for a long time. Lisa Congdon has a beautiful website and an interesting blog. And on this blog she did an interview with Kathryn Clark on her series of Foreclosure quilts. These are quilts of parts of different cities showing the foreclosures in a specific neighborhood. The quilts are so detailed and accurate that people living there can find their own houses. What a statement these quilts make! Even the Smithsonian acquired one. You can read the whole interview here. It is really inspiring to see how much research and thinking Kathryn Clark puts into her work. And don’t forget to visit Kathryn Clark’s website with all her textile art and her newest adventure Blocklabstudio, where she designs new quilt blocks with a deeper meaning.
And finally I can report a victory! Do you remember the blogpost of Teresa Duryea Wong about the dilemma of “no blogging rules” in certain competitions published on www.quiltartnews.com a few weeks ago? (Click here to read the post). Well – things changed. Teresa was able to talk to Karey Bresenhan and this is what she tells us:
“A week ago, I had the good fortune to have a conversation with Karey Patterson Bresenhan, President and founder of Quilts, Inc. — a luminary in the world of quilts. Karey informed me that Quilts, Inc. plans to remove the ‘no blogging’ rule from their special exhibition call for entries in 2016. Great news! I’m pleased that my post helped in some small way to draw attention to the fact that some individuals consider their blog as an integrated part of the quiltmaking process. “
To read the whole follow-up blogpost of Teresa click here.
Congratulations Teresa and thank you for bringing this problem forward and many thanks to Karey Bresenhan who is still this open-minded person we so love.
I hope you enjoyed all these goodies. Have a nice weekend!