Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This is my recent project on my Embellisher. It is the second journal cover made with this technique. The first one I used felt for the background and it ended up too thick. The background for this one is a lovely batik and although it was a bit on the lightweight side, I think it was a better choice. A few beads to represent bubbles and a grosgrain ribbon with a fish charm at the bottom makes a nice bookmark.
I'm really pleased with this one.
The first one I did will be turned into a small wallhanging.. Stay tuned.
Meet, Anne Larock,of Ingersoll, Ontario Canada.The clippings tell the story.( Click on the picture and it will enlarge it so you can read it.)She is seen here with her little family. English born, this lady has been affiliated with the quilt world for many years. She helped establish quilting here at the Creative Art Centre. Anne taught quilting for many years.She was honored by the quilt world when one of her quilts was chosen as a gift to Prince Charles and Lady Diana of England. You can see the write up here in one of the pictures.
Anne's daughter arranged this tribute to her mother as a surprise! Ann thought she was coming to the gallery to see an art show. Some of her quilts are shown here. The hand quilting on her quilts is absolutley perfect. It was a pleasure to meet Anne, and although she does not quilt anymore, the memories linger on. My husband enjoys all these openings and can be seen enjoying the display.
I though you might like to see where I spend a lot of my time. This is the Creative Art Centre located in a little town called, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Population is around 11,000.
My Husband and I live in this small town and LOVE it!
This building houses several different areas of the art world. We have a gallery where artists are selected to show their work.The shows usually change every month and sometimes sooner We have a room where the quilters hold their Quilt Guild Mettings once a month.Membership in the guild is over 2oo members.I am secretary for the guild (Upper left Picture is me!!!)We have our own computer loaded with all kinds of programs and we also have a large library of books.
We can use this room anytime we want as long as there are no classes or workshops scheduled. The quilter's room is also used by the fibre arts group. Every Monday and Thursday evenings the members can come bring their lunch and enjoy fellowship and work on anything they want.These are the pictures I have included since these are the areas I frequent.
There is also a gift shop, a room for the potters with several wheels to work on. Classes in every area are going on all the time...I sometimes teach a quilt or a doll class.It is just the BEST here and I have a lot of fun with my friends.