Well, this is primarily a visual arts blog so I’d better do a quick entry and bring you up to date with what’s on my wall. The nice thing about having so many pieces in progress is that I have a variety of styles to work on and will never ever get bored. The bad thing about having so many pieces unfinished is having so many pieces unfinished.
I started this awhile back and am in the midst of quilting it. Almost there! I based it on the Hollow Box block by Sara Nephew then designed the overall quilt. Not sure if this would qualify as an art quilt. I’d probably call it a contemporary quilt if pressed to pigeonhole it.
What would you call it?
Published by Guila Greer
I first learned how to sew as a child on my mom’s old treadle Singer (and wish that I knew where that machine is now!) and am now in love with my Berninas.
While going to school, raising a family and enjoying two satisfying careers I continued developing my skills with all kinds of needlecrafts and eventually discovered the magic of quilting.
Soon I began to stretch my imagination and creativity. This led to an interest in art quilting and I've been busy soaking up all kinds of techniques and adapting them to my creations. Now, I find myself on a journey to uncover, develop and to express the inner artist that I have so joyfully let loose.
I have learned so many ways to create beauty in fiber and am eager to share this knowledge. I am in love with color - saturated vibrant color.
I have also learned that there truly are no "quilt police" when it comes to one's personal expression of creativity; no right or wrong way. It just has to feel right and look right to you.
it is all a voyage of discovery. I just can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Several of my quilts, both traditional and art quilts have been displayed at Quilting in the Valley in Northridge, California, Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Society in New York City.
My work "Going Around in All the Best Circles" was juried into the Pacific International Quilt Show.
I have shown in both local Fine Art Galleries and in Quilt Shows across the United States.
I am the author of the blog: The Mystical Allure of All Things Fiber since 2007.
In recent years I have uncovered a passion for writing - especially poetry - as well and have a lot of it on http://minervaspirit.com
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2 thoughts on “Quilt in Progress – time for some Fiber Art”
What difference does it make what you call it? Anyway, I am like you. I always start more than I finish. I tried to cure myself by starting fewer projects but found that it just meant I got even less finished as I lost interest. Now I accept that my interest comes and go and work on what I want.
Welcome to the “…And then we sit in on fire” blog!
Judith, I was looking back on my blog to find the name of this block – one of those senior moment things, lol, and I read your note. Yep, still starting a lot, finishing some, still and always working on others, having fun. For a while now I have been subscribing to: And then we set it on fire – a wonderful informative blog – REAL information – right up my alley. I’m sure that’s what you meant to write. I’ll look for you there. And Thanks for commenting here (almost 3 years ago and I just read it) Oh My!!! Have a very wonderful 2015!