Friday, May 11, 2012

Living Colour auction goes live

Living Color
Living Color Living Colour is the seventh traveling exhibition mounted by The Association of Pacific West Quilters. With the phrase “Living Colour” as inspiration, quilters and fiber artists used an intriguing mix of images, techniques, and styles from traditional to contemporary in their interpretation of the theme. This collection has travelled the country and been viewed by thousands of quilters, quilt-appreciators, and art lovers.
Now, from the comfort of your home, you can make one...or more...of these fantastic quilts your own. The entire 48 quilt collection will be sold in two auctions - see the groupings on our website. Group A runs from May 10-22 and Group B will be held June 8-22.

Cathy Erickson
Washougal, WA
Autumn Moonlight
Photo by Merrill Grant

Artist Statement
On an autumn evening, beauty can be found in even the smallest corner of the Japanese Garden.

Techniques & Materials
Adobe Photoshop was used to manipulate one of my photos from the Portland Japanese Garden. The design was then translated into fabric. Fabrics used are hand-dyed fabrics by Judy Robertson and Jeanette Viviano, as well as a commercial batik. I also used a hand-dyed silk/cotton blend, and hand painted fabric. A multitude of colors of thread were used. The techniques used are machine appliqué, micro-quilting, machine quilting, hand appliqué, and beading.

Sometimes I like to make a double-sided quilt. The backside of this piece is equally beautiful.

Donna Cutler

The Lily Pond
Photo by Mark Frey
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Artist Statement
This is my first exhibition of any kind and my first piece to be exhibited.

This quilt was inspired by a small pond in our garden - it was covered with water lilies and framed with grasses, flowers and climbing plants.

Techniques & Materials
Commercial and hand-dyed cottons; rayon, metallic and Laserbrite threads; free motion embroidery and quilting.

Charlie Petersen
Photo by Mark Frey
Port Townsend, WA 

Artist Statement
I strive to learn something with each piece I make. 
I was so impressed with the colours of fall in Eastern Washington and Idaho - I tried to convey the sense of swirling winds and leaves, offset by grey skies and dark evergreens.  
Techniques & Materials 
Stacking, cutting directly into the fabrics, and repiecing. Materials were cotton fabrics, cotton/poly quilt batting and rayon thread. 

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