Patricia A. Powers, MD

Art Quilts & Fiber Arts

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fish on a Stick

My latest project. I started this over the winter, and finally assembled the pieces with wire and beads last week. I fused the fish to the background fabric, quilted it with metallic thread, couched some yarn to mimic seaweed, and then cut the whole piece up into 4"x6" tiles. Hung everything from a painted dowel, thus the fish on a stick! Glitter glue added some sparkle here and there. Fast2fuse in the middle for stiffness. I've made lots of postcards, but this is the first time I have put multiple small pieces together.

Lynchburg Art Festival

We had a gorgeous September day for the Lynchburg Art Festival last weekend. I had the morning sunlight which highlighted the quilting quite nicely, and then lovely afternoon shade. Approximately 130 artists from the region, and the quality of the art was quite impressive.

I was thrilled to have a quilt, Sunlight and Shadows, selected for the judge's fence. This is the quilt towards the center with rusty orange and gold leaves. Alas, no award, but still an honor. Also thrilled to sell a few pieces. I made these tags, which have care instructions on the back, to attach to each quilt. Even they attracted a lot of attention!