A juried art quilt exhibition
featuring repurposed fabrics
Monday, May 18, 2009
Diane K. Bird
Leaf Study Diane K. Bird, Los Altos, California My dog and I walk our neighborhood nearly every day. She likes the bushes while I like the leaves. I love their varied shapes, endless colors and sound they make under my feet. Techniques used are rusting, discharge, watercolor pencil and ink pen. It is machine quilted. The background fabric was obtained through my local Freecycle.org and were originally sheets. The pink fabric was purchased second hand at my quilt guild. $150
I See Spots Before My Eyes Diane K. Bird, Los Altos, CA I was fortunate enough to attend The International Quilt Festival in Long Beach last July where several teachers worked with Tyvek. When I got home I found a house under construction and was given their left over Tyvek. Didn't even have to dumpster dive! I've been experimenting ever since. I layered painted Tyvek over a gathered grid of silk. I stitched it down and then used a heat gun to reveal the underlying silk. $165
January 6, 2009 Entry Deadline January 27, 2009 Notification of participants February 27, 2009 Receive by date for accepted artwork March 11 - 14, 2009 Salvaged Threads Show Debut - Big Sky Quilt Retreat, Billings, MT March 25 - April 25, 2009 Toucan Gallery Toucan Artist Reception - April 3, 2009 May 5, 2009 All entries posted on Blog Gallery available for purchase through Paypal July 17, 2009 Unsold art returned to artists
Entry Requirements: 1. Maximum size 11.5 x 14.5 x 1" (must fit inside a Tyvek USPS mailer) Minimum size 8x8" 2. Must include salvaged or repurposed fabric or materials somewhere on quilt.