Monday, November 23, 2009

Demonstrating Art Quilting Techniques
at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

This last Sunday, I was at the Texas State History Museum with a few friends demonstrating art quilting techniques. But really, we mostly did surface design. This lovely poster greeted our visitors as they entered the foyer. I was delighted! It had a full view of my quilt, Building UP on it, the color is fabulous!! AND, after the demonstrations were over, I got to keep this lovely sign!

Then a bit closer to our classrooms, more signs telling what we are doing. Sherri McCauley is posing with me next to our sign. She showed visitors how to make stamps and use fabric paint on fabric. Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo of Connie Hudson. She was demonstrating painting on fabric too, in a different style.

We also strolled by the museum store on our way in. They have a number of my quilts for sale. These three are hanging from the ceiling and look fantastic. They are, Winter to Spring, A Few of My Favorite Things, and Synchronized Swimming.

Here are a few of my smaller quilts in the Little House Series. Two of these have sold already! Awesome!!

A proud new owner of my Little House quilt. Not sure who is happier!

Here I am, in the classroom, demonstrating deconstructed screen printing. I had a blast playing with this technique, and even more fun trying to explain it to my visitors. The next shot is a photo of a screen I did earlier in the week. The print paste has a bit of dye added to it, then it is globbed onto the screen to dry. Next you 'pull' through the screen some fresh print paste with a dye of a contrasting color and it slowly dissolves and prints the design you had put on previously. Each run dissolves more and more making the image slowly fade away. It's really fun, and you get some rather interesting results.


Unknown said...

That looks like a great time Kathy. congrats on the sale, hope there's lots more :-)

Jamie Fingal said...

What a great exhibit and your quilts hung high - really makes a statement! Happy dance sale!

Vivien Zepf said...

This whole thing really is very cool! And congrats on the sales -- here's to more!