Whew! The IQF Long Beach show has come and gone in a whirlwind! Had a great time checking out exciting quilt art; the exhibitors and networking with old and new artist friends. I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet with two of the very talented quilt artists whose tribute quilts were also featured in Carolyn Mazloomi's Journey of Hope - Quilt's inspired by President Barack Obama. I've known Cynthia Catlin for a couple years now. Awesome artist. I also had the pleasure to meet Diana Bracy for the first time this show. She's very talented and a sweet lady. Here's the three of us together holding the JOHA book. This is a proud moment for me!
Each time I go to one of these conventions; I get inspired to create a new quilt using new techniques. I saw a beautiful piece of thread painted nude figures that were brilliantly crafted with scrim fabric as a background. When I saw this of course my creative juices got going. From this piece I'm inspired to create an ink and thread painted portrait with a scrim-woving background. I simply can't wait to see how this comes out. Stay tuned! Until next time, Santeena
Something to think about....
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"