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Challenge – Nature #1

This year our challenges will be on the subject of nature, but as a change to the normal six piece series on the same theme, we have decided to work in three sets of pairs. This is such a wide subject so we think that by working in pairs each member will have the chance to explore three different aspects of nature.  It should be very interesting to see which aspect is chosen and how it is handled as a pair. In this first quilt we invite you to view the details of each, and to see the thoughts of the artists, both on how the quilt is inspired but also you may get an insight into how the next piece will evolve. Enjoy our first dive into Nature

   

   

   

   

    

 

Challenge – Artist style #6

This is the last in our series of quilts created in the style of our chosen artist, and what an interesting and colourful journey it has been this year. It has been quite a challenge to produce original and interesting work and has involved stepping outside the comfort zone for many of us. It has resulted in a wonderful gallery of work that we hope will entertain and captivate you. Please enjoy a leisurely wander through the work in this latest challenge by clicking on the small pictures below.

   

   

   

   

   

 

Challenge – Artist style #5

We are almost at the end of our series of quilts in the style of our chosen artists, but our members continue to come up with more fascinating designs. Our ‘art gallery’ is growing and I invite you to take a stroll through its ‘halls’ by taking a closer look at each piece and at the inspiration and thoughts behind each, by clicking on the small pictures below. We hope that you will enjoy the visit.

   

   

   

   

   

 

 

Challenge – Artist style #4

The next in our series of quilts in the style of our chosen artists promises to be as interesting as the first three have been. It amazes me how diverse the works are when we all interpret our subjects and artists. We hope that you have enjoyed the series so far and that this month will be no exception. We invite you to take a closer look at each piece and at the inspiration and thoughts behind each, by clicking on the small pictures below.

   

 

   

   

   

 

 

 

 

Challenge – Artist style #3

Our third challenge of the year continues the series of quilts created in the style of a chosen artist. The subject is producing some captivating work and thoughtful interpretation which I’m sure you would enjoy exploring. You can step into the virtual gallery we are creating by clicking on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to a more detailed view of the art and to see the thoughts and techniques behind each. If the link is not working please go to the Artist Gallery. I hope that you will enjoy them.

   

     

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Challenge – Artist style #2

Our latest challenge continues the series of quilts created in the style of a chosen artist. You may have seen the from the last challenge that this has provided a varied well of interesting and original work  – even when the same artist has been chosen by some members.  Again we hope that this latest gallery of work will intrigue and entertain you, and I would invite you to click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to a more detailed view of the art and to see the thoughts and techniques behind each.

  

   

  

   

   

 

 

Challenge – Artist style – #1

This year – 2022 – our challenge is to create six pieces created in the style of an artist of our own choosing. We will also leave the subject of each series to the members’ own choice. This will mean that each person will produce six distinct pieces. We hope that we will producing a virtual gallery of each artist and that you will enjoy browsing the ‘quilt paintings’ within it. As always, you can click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to a more detailed view of the art and to see the thoughts and techniques behind each.

   

   

   

    

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Challenge – Country – Flora/Fauna

This month our final challenge in the ‘Country’ series is based on Flora and Fauna of each country. I’m sure that many heads will be scratched as we all decide from that very wide spectrum, which aspect we will choose to work from. Whether the plants, animals, or both are chosen, the outcome is bound to represent a world view of the natural world. We hope that you will enjoy visiting the ‘show’ and as  always you can see the details of each quilt, and the thoughts behind the designs by clicking on each of the thumbnail pictures below.

   

   

   

   

   

 

Challenge – Country – Literature

As we continue our ‘Country’ series our thoughts turn to Literature this month. I think the first challenge will be to choose an author or subject from the ‘library’ of literature from each person’s country. The next task will be to distil that thought into a quilt. I’m sure you’ll agree that this will be an exercise in lateral thinking, and the results are sure to be intriguing. I hope that you’ll enjoy strolling through this international library, and as always you can see the details of each quilt, and the thoughts behind the designs by clicking on each of the thumbnail pictures below.

   

   

   

   

   

 

Challenge – Country – Architecture

The challenge this month continues our ‘Country’ series in which each member explores a given aspect of their chosen country. The subject here is ‘Architecture’ and you will see that structures from around the world are presented, and truly give a feeling that you are on a sight-seeing voyage. So please enjoy your travels as you view our quilts. As always, you can see the details of each quilt, and the thoughts behind the designs by clicking on each of the thumbnail pictures below. Happy travels!