Monday, October 7, 2019

Two Fiber Art Pieces at PIQF

"Waste Not, Want Not", Eileen Wintemute

I'm proud to have both my "Waste Not, Want Not" and "Dirty Dash Damsels" pieces on display at Mancuso's Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). They will be part of Beyond the Edge Fiber Artist's Special Exhibit entitled "Say Something".

PIQF runs from October 16 through 20, 2019.

The show is located at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA.

"Dirty Dash Damsels", Eileen Wintemute

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Run For the Wall

I’m continuing to work on my Vietnam Veterans Memorial piece.  This is the reference photo that this piece is based on:

The vet in the middle is my friend, Mike. His depiction is what I am showing in this post. He is “in progress” here. 

I used a variety of fabrics and paints/inks. I am trying to get a realistic image in this piece and I’m taking my time with details like patches and clothing wrinkles. I like the results so far. 

It is September 11th, a day to remember all those who have sacrificed for our country, including these vets. 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

My Latest Fiber Art Piece

I have been working on a new fiber art piece over the last few months. It is based on this photo of  a friend at the Vietnam Memorial. He is at The Wall with friends touching the name of one of his buddies who died in the war.

I have been taking my time with it, because I want to put a lot of detail into it, and do it justice.  

This is my rendition of the Vietnam veteran on the left side of my source photo:

I did a lot of painting and collage to try to get a realistic impression. I’ll post more of this piece over the next few weeks. 

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ruching Experiment

I have been trying to finish up some old projects this year. A few years ago I experimented with learning how to “ruche“. I had several ruched strips and flower shapes around. I decided to put them on this pitcher that I had appliquéd.

I added several buttons and some hexagons as well. It is now a little patriotic piece that I put up on holidays. 

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Scottish Highland Cattle

  Isn't she beautiful? How can you resist that hairy mug? Well I couldn't. I decided to make a little art quilt of a Scottish Highland Cattle. And here it is:

I used oil pastels, thread painting, and inking to make the image of the cattle.

The image was applied to the black background before the thread painting. I machine quilted the background and then couched some yarns and added buttons.

It measures about 14" x 14". It was a fun little project.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

I've Been On A Note Cards Binge

It's been a busy period of time for me lately. I've gone on a couple of trips, been involved with a fiber art exhibit at the Cerritos library, and have helped with a quilt show. I've also been making a few things along the way. Today I'm going to show you some note cards that I put together.

These are mixed media note cards. I painted the background and bird bodies, glued on fabric, and then did a little pen and ink work.

Birds were fun, so how about elephant note cards? I used the same techniques as described above.

And here are some Sun note cards. I've got others, but I think by now you get the picture.

These small cards are a fun way to practice mixed media techniques.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Quilting and Details

    Here is the final piece!  I show some details below:

This is a fun memory piece for me of Shane in his younger days. Thanks for visiting my blog!