This is a long weekend in Utah, so I decided to take a road trip. There is a small art museum in Brigham City, which is about twenty five miles north of Ogden and about an hour and a half drive from my home. There is an exhibit there featuring Lenore Crawford, with quilts exhibited by others also. Since Shannon had the day off from work also, I had her and Bentlee for company.
It was fun to watch Shannon's reaction to one quilt, since it was depicting a scene in Annecy, France- a place she visited a couple of years ago.
(If the pictures aren't the best, it is because they were taken with Shannon's Droid. Stupid me assumed they wouldn't allow pictures, so I didn't take my camera. Note to self- don't assume, take the thing!!)
There were also some that I immediately recognized, since they've been published.
I was surprised to see that she creates the backgrounds of her floral quilts out of two-inch squares of fabric. This one, however, was different. The flower was created and then appliqued to a Ricky Tims' hand-dye.
The exhibit is small, but I'm glad I went up. They are even giving away neat posters of the exhibit with the Annecy quilt- I grabbed a couple, intending to frame one for the studio.
There were other beautiful quilts, but those are for another post.
I have also been doing quilty stuff today. That blue cotton knit that spent time in a turquoise dye bath last weekend got another layer today, this time with paint. I loved the effect this created!!
I like that it tones down the green even more than the turquoise dyebath did. The printing tool was incredibly simple---
It is rubber bands on a piece of foam core. I finally got around to using an idea in Print and Stamp Lab by Traci Bunkers. She has some cool ideas for making simple printing tools.
So now I wait for the paint (Speedball Screenprinting Ink for Fabric, opaque white) to dry, then heat set it. Then a couple of hours of sewing, and I will have another unique tee to wear!!
Ah, one more day of weekend tomorrow. I plan to start quilting on my next challenge piece for Tangled Textiles. I'm hoping my idea looks as good in the execution as it does in my head!!