Monday, June 19, 2017

Made in Europe II - Selected Artists

Congratulations to all the artists who have had work selected for Made in Europe II.

The artists are:
Geneviève ATTINGER
Mai-Britt Axelsen
Louise Bell
Maria Billings
Maryte Collard
Stephanie Crawford
Kate Crossley
Fenella Davies
Heidi Drahota
Monique Gilbert-Oversteyns
Liz Hewitt
Bella Kaplan
Uta Lenk
Alicia Merrett
Sandra Newton
Tamar Ophir
Claire Passmore
Margaret Ramsay
Judith Rosenthal
Hazel Ryder
Christine Seager
Sandy Snowden
Tiziana Tateo
Gisha Wogier

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fine Art Quilt Masters

Congratulations to our SAQA European and ME members who have had quilts accepted for the Fine Art Quilt Masters to be exhibited at Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham UK.

"An international juried competition, the Fine Art Quilt Masters Gallery celebrates the finest examples of art quilts with work that has powerful artistic expression with abstract and figurative elements."
This year the shortlist of 20 quilts for Fine Art Quilt Masters includes work from the following SAQA European and ME Members:
Eszter Bornemisza, Home/Less
Fenella Davies, Horizon
Katriina Flensburg, Looking for Balance
Roberta Le Poidevin, To Walk Invisible
Alicia Merrett, Medieval “Island” City
Margaret Ramsay, Birchington Breakwaters
Christine Seager, Simply Grey
Here you can see all the quilts which have been accepted.

World Quilt Competition - Amelia Leigh

Congratulations, Amelia.

Congratulations to other UK SAQA members who also had their quilts accepted:

Stephanie Crawford
Liz Hewitt
Alicia Merrett
Frieda Oxenham
Claire Passmore
Linzi Upton                                                                   

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Brenda Wroe, Karma Chamelion

Karma Chameleon

Mastering the artistic use of a longarm machine to create this wholecloth quilt has been personally challenging, pushing my skillset towards a Wider Horizon. Inspired by a chameleon basking in the sunshine amongst some verdant foliage, I hummed the Boy George song and mused whether it might change in colour.

Wholecloth quilt, entirely hand guided free motion quilting on a longarm quilting machine.

Radiance silk cotton hand-dyed by artist. Double layer 100% wool wadding and 100% cotton wadding. Trilobal polyester thread 40wt.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Christine Seager, 1883 - Krakatua

1883 - Krakatua

The small volcanic island, Krakatua, off the west coast of Java, erupted in 1883. One of the most deadly in modern history, its effects were felt in Africa and Australasia. From a beach house overlooking Krakatua, we enjoyed evening vistas of a mildly smoking Krakatua against the setting sun. Amazing.

The hand dyed cloth represents the sea, sand, volcanic ash and fires of Krakatua whilst the mark making symbolises the turmoil on land and sea created by the event.

Own hand dyed fabrics, mono-printed marks. Improvisational cutting and piecing. Simple machine stitch.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Isabelle Wiessler, Horizonte III

Horizonte III

This quilt is one of a landscape series that are suggesting the skyline, each one does focus on the colors depending on the daytime or weather. My goal with my artwork is to give the public enough space to make up their own dream.

Hand dyed cotton, machine quilted, hand painted

Cotton fabric, batting, acrylic paint

Monday, June 5, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Tiziana Tateo, annequins

Figures are my favourite subjects because of the feelings, emotions and dialogue they convey.
The inspiration for my work came looking at a shop window, where two mannequins seemed to look at me saying: "Come in, please, and help us get dressed!".

Freely scoring and bonding on synthetic fabric and felt using soldering iron, hand painting, free machine embroidering

Synthetic fabric, felt, raffia,fabric colors, sizoflor, plastic net, tulle