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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!

   

   

   

   

   

 

Challenge – Country – Artist

In the third quilt of our series based on a chosen country, we have been challenged to create a quilt in the style of an artist from that country. I think you will agree that this is an intriguing topic and one which will make our members think both of a design and then how they will make that design reflect their artists’ work.  As always I anticipate a varied and interesting approach and hope that you will enjoy our work. You can see details of each quilt, as well as the thoughts and inspirations behind each by clicking on the pictures below.

   

   

   

   

 

 

Challenge – Country – Landscape

In the second quilt in our series based on a chosen country, the topic is ‘Landscape’. Here we will base our designs on the impressions, thoughts and maybe memories, that our country evokes in us. As you can imagine, because each country is different, there will be a wide variety of designs and I am looking forward to almost a ‘textile map’ of our world.  Of course, it won’t be a conventional map (because I don’t think our quilts can ever be described as conventional), but I think that it will be a beautiful depiction of snapshots of parts of the environment around us. See what you think – as always you can see full pictures, descriptions and  thoughts behind each piece by clicking on each of the pictures below.

   

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Challenge – Country – Emblem

This year our group has decided to create a series of quilts which will all be based on the country of each member’s choosing. For each challenge a different aspect of the country will be explored, for the members to interpret in their own individual ways. In this first challenge the theme will be emblems icons or motifs –  something which defines the country. This could include the flag, the colours or emblems within it, an item which is typical of the country – but must not be views or panoramas of the country. The idea for this first reveal is that there will be an element of guessing the country which each member is using, as the title of the piece will not include the country name – you will only see that, and the details of the design, when you click on each picture to take you to its full description.

Please feel free to view the pieces and the thoughts behind each by clicking on the pictures below – and join the fun to see whether you can guess the country!