Monday, January 23, 2017

"Tough Old Bird"

"Tough Old Bird", Eileen Wintemute

This is my piece entitled "Tough Old Bird".  It was just shown at the 2017 Road to California Quilters Showcase, and it will be shown at other venues this next year. It is based on a photograph of Roy, a friend of mine.

This is the picture of Roy I based it on:

I took this photo at a July 4th gathering at a friends house, and I always thought it was interesting to look at. There is something about capturing people in normal conversation that looks so natural to me. Roy has a lot of things going on that give it character, like the hat, the beard and the cigar.

I am proud to be a member of Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists, and we decided to create an exhibit entitled "Put A Bird On It!".  We were encouraged to take a liberal view of this title, so I decided to create a piece based on my photo of Roy. After all, "tough old bird" is a form of a bird, is it not?

I am very happy with the way it turned out. It is going to be Roy's once it is done being shown by me. In my next few posts I'll show the steps used to create it.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017


I've been on a note card making binge lately. Here are some of the results.  

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Road to California!

I have two pieces in the upcoming Road to California show at the Ontario Convention Center. One piece is in the contest and the other in a special exhibit from Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists called "Put A Bird On It!". I'm proud to have of my art quilts in this show!

This is the piece in the contest - It is called "Flamingo-Flamango".


I will post pictures of the other piece after the show. Road to California starts Thursday, January 19th! I hope to see you there!

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Friday, January 13, 2017


Here are photos of a little fiber art project I recently completed. I had some machine quilted sections that were cut off of another project that I liked. I decided to cut circles out of this section and stitch beads on them to look like splashing water. The circles were mounted on small canvas squares. I painted the canvas squares black, and then connected them to each other on the backside. This allows me to stand them up together at different angles. I put some buttons on the backside to add some additional interest when you look at this piece from various angles.

Here are some more photos:



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