Wednesday, October 15, 2014

W.i.P. Wednesday: Inspiration

A few weekends ago our local community art center, ArtSpace Maynard hosted an open studio.  I mainly went to support my dear friend Whitney Heavey who creates these amazing oil paintings inspired by her time on Cape Cod. What I wasn't expecting was to stumble across so much quilting inspiration!

Also in residence is mixed media artist Jeanne Williamson who created these beautiful monoprinted fabric panels.  For 7 years Jeanne challenged her creativity by creating a small quilt each week.  365 quilts later she published The Uncommon Quilter which provides a whole year's worth of projects to try.

I was completely blown away by the work of Merill Comeau.  Merill creates murals with cloth, often discarded clothes and sheets which she then paints and stitches together to create these amazing scenes.

Of course there's no reason to constrain yourself to using fabric when quilting.  This Hardware Quilt #1 by Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch is made with repurposed radiator covers and CDs.

This fall has been crazy busy so I haven't had much time to actually quilt so it was nice to have some new inspiration while I dream of all the projects I can start once I get back in my studio.  I'm not sure I'm ready to switch to metalwork but maybe I'll give painting on fabric and some collage work a try.  For now I'll just be happy if I can finish up something Ghastly before Halloween:-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Quilting it up with this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)

1 comment:

  1. I remember having the same sort of epiphany when I went to a studio on St. John. I actually sketched a few patterns to make when I got back from my trip. Wonder what I ever did with them…

    I hope you get the Ghastlies done too, my friend!