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This is the last of our quilts in our Series challenge, I think you will enjoy the many ways members have interpreted their own Series, when you visit their artist page (click on the individual image) you will see all of the quilts at the bottom of their page. I congratulate members on their dedication to one theme over 10 months. Our last reveal for the year is the theme “Water”, look forward to this challenge and introducing three new members.
This month’s reveal is our fourth in our series began earlier this year when members were given the freedom to choose a favourite theme and feature a quilt that they have already made or start afresh with new ideas. Members are continuing to develop their ideas by creating another round of intuitive and creative quilts. There are two quilts in this round Eke Krug as she had many things to do last April and was unable to complete her quilt in time. Please click on the following thumbnails to read the statements of our creative textile artists.
Having stated the goals for their five part series, members have continued to interpret these goals in the second of the series. Again the quilts are a credit to their designers. Please click on the thumbnail and you will be directed to the artist’s page where you can read further about the series and methods used.
This year members have challenged themselves to taking a theme of their choice and making it into five series. January will be the launch of the first quilt in the series. Members were given the freedom to choose a favourite theme and feature a quilt that they have already made or start afresh with new ideas. This is going to be an exciting time as we see the series unfold. Please click on the thumbnail of the quilt and you will be directed to the artist page where you can read about their expectations and reasons for their selected theme.
Our theme for October November is “Motion” I just know you are going to be breathless after viewing and reading our members interpretation of this theme…they are vibrant and energetic. Congratulations to all members on your innovative interpretations. If you click on the thumbnail you will be redirected to the members “Artist Page”. Thank you for visiting out site and please come back at the end of January when members will be launching their 2017 series, this is a different direction for us and will result in an amazing body of work.
Although our theme is titled “Botanic(s)” a truer form of the word “Botanical” (study of plants) was used by the group in their research and design of their quilts. Some members have used plants native to their regions and countries, but the main goal was to take a plant and depict it in their art quilts. If you click on the thumbnail you will be directed to the “Artist Page” so you can read further about the chosen plant and the techniques used in the art quilt.
The diversity of the different types of architecture in this challenge is startling from what members see in their own countries and also what is memorable to them in their travels. I am sure you are going to be amazed by the designs and techniques used in these quilts. To visit each artist’s page click on the quilt thumbnail and you will be directed there, please feel free to leave a comment.
In our daily lives we are surrounded by geometric forms, nature especially has many interesting circles, of course architecture is abound with circles and partial circles, fashion has it’s own circle designs, and then we can look to our intimate surroundings for more circles. You are going to have fun looking at how the members have interpreted this theme. To read the individual statement and see close up views of the quilts click on the thumbnail and you will be redirected to the artist’s page. Come back at the end of July to see how the members interpret the next theme of “Architecture and Stencil”. Thank you for visiting.
Our latest challenge is “East meets West”, which I’m sure you will agree has a wide range of possible interpretations. Not least of these is deciding what constitutes both east and west, particularly when you consider that the members of this group are spread throughout the world. You may find it interesting to see how this theme is approached in our various geographical locations, and how our members ideas, designs and techniques are used to produce a diverse set of work. To learn more about the artists and what inspired them click on the thumbnail and you will be redirected to their artist page.