Monday, February 28, 2011

She won a Ribbon!

Congratulations to all the Fiber Art Society ladies
who were involved in this collaboration.
At the 2011 Corpus Christi quilt show
we were awarded an Honorable Mention
for our 'Exquisite Lady'.
Here it is at the show,
with the HM ribbon.

When I first came up with the idea
of doing a collaboration quilt,
about a dozen ladies
 wanted in on the challenge.
It was done like the old parlor game called
'exquisite corpse'.
Each person created a different part
of the chosen design,
without seeing the other parts
in the process.
Each used their own fabric
and embellishments.
This type of work
was the first for many of those involved,
and some were very hesitant in the beginning.
Everyone did great!
Laura did a wonderful job
creating the life size pattern
from the Gustav Klimt print
Donna con Ventigliano.
She also constructed the quilt
after we were all finished with our blocks.

I think everyone is pleased
with the results of this project.

Now, at the next meeting
we will discuss
what will happen to this quilt.

This project was dedicated to
our dear friend Darlene,
who did get to see it almost finished
before she passed away from cancer.

Job well done ladies!

Savor the Day!



Threads of Inspiration said...

Congratulations on your win! I have done a few exquisite corpse projects and they are really fun. This piece is stunning!

Yvonne said...

Thanks Susan! It was fun and I wouldn't mind doing another one sometime.

Gail V said...

LOVE it, Y. It really turned out fantastic!

Barb said...

This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!

Clare Wassermann said...

That's an amazing project finishing with a woman who is the sum of many women. Nice!

Yvonne said...

Thanks everyone, I will relay all your messages to the group.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love this collaboration quilt...there is an energy and a spiritual union of many souls. Lovely works! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful project, not surprising she won! And you too! ;)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

She turned out wonderfully Yvonne - and certainly deserves to win. One of the best exquisite corpses I've seen!!