Saturday, January 17, 2009

My World in Black and White entries

The last of these two quilts was finished on my birthday, September 30, 2008. That was the deadline for entries into this traveling show, "My World in Black and White". The show catalog has now been printed. I've just been given permission to show my entries.


Artistic Statement: Mom has been in fragile health since her 92 birthday when she suffered a crippling stroke. Knowing her time is extremely limited, I've found myself remember how she was when living on the farm, her home for over 60 years. This is a memory of her at 90 years of age.
Mom and the fruit were painted on a sheer fabric and then overlaid and quilted so that the underlying fabric comes through to add pattern and 'texture'. All of the other fabric pieces were torn. The farm scene was made by thread painting. The whole piece was framed in velvet which in person gives it a lot of depth and textural contrast to the other fabrics. Size 33" wide x 42.5" high.

"Ballet Trio"
26" high x 29" wide

Artistic statement: As a child I took ballet until the end of High School. That was my joy. I still LOVE watching wonderful ballet performances. Now because of physical limitations, I only dream of ballet. This is my dream.

The ballerina on stage was painted; ballet slippers are 3 dimensional with construction and fabrics similar to the way I remember mine were made; satin with satin ribbon ties.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Quoth the Raven

Cocky fellow that he is, this Raven is reading Poe as he struts his stuff in his orange form fitting boots.
I made this for both the FFFC [Fast Friday Fabric Challenge] and a Raven Postcard Challenge. Since I had posted it on the FFFC blog, it is not eligible for the Fiberart for a cause fundraiser.

SOOO, with that good cause in mind, I have posted it here--all 4" x 6" of it. I couldn't think of anyway to do an auction except let people leave messages with their bids; a silent auction of sorts.

The winner bidder will make out a check to the
National Breast Cancer Foundation
and mail to

National Breast Cancer Foundation

2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300

Frisco, TX 75034

In return, I will mail this one-of-a-kind Raven Post Card to you. Of course your donation is fully tax deductible. The post card will just be a gift from me to you.

I do hope there is interest in this idea.
This silent auction ends at midnight January 31, Eastern Standard Time. I will then notify the winner via email. Therefore, please email your email address to me, I will get all of the mailing information from the winning bidder.
Please post your bid in the comments section so everyone can see the bids. If someone has a better way to do this, please email me the details. This is my first try at a charity fundraiser on my own.

Thanks for looking, ann