Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fiber Art for a Cause

2009_365_090 Spring To Summer
April 1 is the deadline for sending in jpg submissions for "Collage Mania 2009" a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This is my first time participating in Fiberarts For A Cause, but I understand that the donated collages will go into an on-line exhibit and then be available for purchase at specified times at the beginning of May. (Here are the details.) You can see last year's gallery here.

My donation "Spring to Summer" is an 8x10" fantasy floral art quilt. The background is hand-painted cotton layered with parts of faux silk flowers held in place by a layer of tulle and free-motion quilting. I have a photo walkthrough for this technique on Flickr. I used kunin felt as the support/backing. This was donated in memory of my mom's older sister Flo whom we lost to cancer in 1997.

Participating in Fiber Arts Fridays

18 comments:

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

This is beautiful. How nice to remember loved ones and contribute to an excellent cause.

I'd love to link this to Fiber Arts Friday at http://www.alpacafarmgirl.com
this Friday!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Alpaca Farmgirl, that would be lovely. I've just added a link in the post to my Flickr photoset showing a walkthrough for the technique.

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

Super! Thanks for participating. I'll link you up first when I do the post for this week. I'm looking for some Fiber Artists to feature. Anyone you can recommend? I'd love to meet some new crocheters, weavers, quilters, etc.

Thanks,
Katy!
Are you on Twitter?
@AlpacaFarmgirl

vintagepix said...

Try these
http://www.ahousecallednut.com/a_house_called_nut/2009/03/needle-felting-so-good-so-easy.html
(http://tinyurl.com/dznxsc if that link doesn't work)
http://www.muppin.com/quilts/blog/
http://fiberdance.blogspot.com/ (Kathi is new to blogging and is a spinner, though I don't think she's blogged that yet. But you might contact her to see if she's interested in future.)

Tell Carolyn/vintagepix sent you and they can blame me ;o)

juanita de la vega said...

Awesome! You made a superb job!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Juanita!

Michele said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Carolyn. Your piece is gorgeous! I'm working on an article on crafts and activism for next week and would love to link to this post. If you have any other good leads on the topic (or if any of your readers do), I'd love to hear about them.

Michele@AHouseCalledNut

Fiber Deviant said...

oh i love this piece! so beautiful

and i love that you are donating it to such a good cause... that makes it even more beautiful to me!

what a great piece of artwork!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Michele - check out the Flickr group Charity Crafting http://www.flickr.com/groups/1038050@N23/ I'll e-mail if I can think of some others!

TexasRed said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors and shapes!

vintagepix said...

Thanks for stopping by Fiber Deviant & Texas Red! Enjoyed your fiber posts too!

Terri Kahrs said...

Just got back from vacation and had to see what you've been up to. Carolyn, this is beautiful! I'm blown away by your creativity! Hugs, Terri xoxo

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Terri - welcome back! :D

Telmah said...

I love your use of the silk flowers on this... you've taken something that can look kind of fake-y and made it into something that's undeniably lovely!

pippasmom said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I'm in awe of your talents!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Telmah and Laura :o)

Joan Jones said...

Your quilts are really beautiful! My mom lives in Oregon and is the quilter in the family so I'm going to be sure and show her your photos on my next visit.

It's wonderful that you are using this exceptional art form to raise money for cancer causes.

vintagepix said...

Thanks for stopping by Joan - do please spread the word about the Fiberart For A Cause event to anyone you think will be interested :D
http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/NewFiles/ACSFundraiser.html

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