Friday, May 19, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Storm 2 (Dark) by Leah Higgins

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

 Storm 2 (Dark)
This is a companion piece to Still 4 (Flow). The Storm / Still series is an exploration of the influence of place on my mental state. Storm 2 (Dark): on the worst of days. Despairing, desolate thoughts. Lost.
Pieced with fused applique, layered and machine quilted.


Artists own printed and dyed fabrics. Madeira Cotona threads.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Mother and child by Bodil Gardner

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

Mother and child
When children arrive you change your mind about what is important and what can be ignored. Your Horizon changes, so to speak.

Appliqué with raw edges zigzagged, machine quilted.

Recycled materials, mostly cottons.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wide Horizons - PHASIANINAE by Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

PHASIANINAE
Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil   collects and dissects any object that suits her inspiration, be it vegetal, manufactured or industrial. She likes to explore new ways of using and combining those materials.

Elizabeth also makes great use of photographs. She tries to capture the atmosphere and the emotions of a place, to later transcribe them in her drawings or her textile artwork. This way, her work can be seen as witnesses of nature, life and past times.

In some of her works, the thread is a guideline and the fabric becomes a support. By accumulating various materials, abstract figures are created that combine into a more complex design, not unlike a bas-relief.

Always searching for new colours, Elizabeth uses pasting, superimposition of fabrics and dyeing processes. This is probably one of the many singular aspects of her artwork.

Old cloth dyed the snow and working with the water-soluble son and miniaturized tissue. Quilting and embroidery machine. 


Beaded hand pearls, angelina, embroidery, tulle fabric

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Safe Haven by Christa Ebert

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

Safe Haven
The great number of refugees is the top theme in political and social discussions in our country. The quilt deals with this topic. The small gap in the border symbolizes the difficulties refugees have to overcome. Only few people manage to reach the safe haven.

Dyeing, painting, machine- and hand applique, hand stitching, free-motion applique


Mostly self dyed linen and mostly self dyed cotton, polyester-organza, fusing material

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Underground River by Maryte Collard


Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

Underground River

Underground rivers run  beneath the  surface of the Earth. We are not able to see them but we know they are there. Once in while they break out as crystal clear springs. In the same way we experience our emotions as well as  creativity. Unseen on the surface once in a while they break out and open new horizons for us and for others.

Machine piecing, domestic machine quilting, hand stitching.

My own rust and hand dyed cottons, one commercial batik, polyester batting, cotton yarn, variegated polyester thread


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Metropolis 6 by Jette Clover

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

 Metropolis 6

I love living in the city and exploring the traces of past communication in the urban landscape. The torn, faded, peeling and overlapping posters, advertisements and graffiti present a visual documentation of time and place.

Painted, stamped, screen printed, flour paste printed, collage, hand- and machine stitched


Cotton, linen, cheese cloth



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wide Horizons V - City Slickers by Susan Chapman

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June


City Slickers
This quilt was developed from some sketches made in a cafe in Berlin, watching business women rushing past to work. A contemporary space, there were windows reflecting in all directions
(this quilt was shown in the 'distortion' exhibition in Alsace)

Screen printed and free drawn fabric, machine applique and machine quilted

Calico and cotton wadding