The National Museums of Ireland are free of charge, including the Decorative Arts and History museum. We visited only a small part of their extensive collections and soon enjoyed a good lunch in the museum cafe. But let the show begin...
For over 250 years, both men and women wore special types of underwear to improve their shape, to look more desirable according to the fashion of the time.
post is a surprise for myself as well: In the Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, there is the art quilt exhibition "Local Color" until March 2018. Last night was the opening reception; I took some photos and mini-video-clips and here is the result for your enjoyment:
So here you see the annual dinner for the volunteer Dobbins Oregon House fire fighters, prepared by the Fire Auxiliary who accepted the art quilt as our token of gratitude: from the community - for the community.
Signature quilts are a typical expression of quilting in America. Historically, they are a fashion that started in the 1840s. They are collaborative projects often for community benefits, such as building a hospital, church, or school.
And in our times?
The AIDS Memorial Quilt, started in 1987, is now worldwide the largest piece of community folk art with over 48000 panels weighing 54 tons.
On October 8th, 2017, an hour before midnight local time, the "Cascade Oregon House" fire started. Most residents wouldn't know about it until the next morning, but I was abroad in Italy: 9-hour-timezone difference, plenty of time to worry what's happening.
I had just bought a 55 x 71" cotton tablecloth and now it became a real possibility that there might not be a table to put it on. So in my mind, I dedicated it to the...
Tired from the hot summer, traveling, the smoke of Northern Californian wild fires, it's refreshing to meet like-minded fiber artists who are willing to share details about how they create their wonderful works. I'm a member of the Mountain Art Quilters who meet monthly in Nevada City.
To be a member you need to at least participate in one Show-and-Tell and produce one art quilt, entirely your own design and execution. Let me s...