2012 quilt exhibit
Conner Museum at Texas A&M Univ. Kingsville
Jan. 9th to Feb 29th
Reception will be held Jan. 19th.
Every year my friend Brenda and all the Conner staff do a wonderful job
of putting this exhibit together.
The majority of quilts shown are
traditional bed quilts by a talented local quilt group
The Saturday Quilters.
There are a few art quilts, which mine will be one.
24 inches by 21 inches
The appeal of the mermaid; by and large, an unsavory lot.
There are many different legends about mermaids
throughout the world
as we all seem to be captivated by them.
This art quilt is made partly from my hand dyed fabric,
which some is soy wax batik...
and partly from purchased fabric.
I hand painted the mermaids face and torso
using watercolor pencils and acrylic paint.
I used raw edge appliqué, beading (on her tail),
and hand embroidery for this art quilt.
I finished it off with free motion quilting
using variegated thread.
My friend Karen suggested I do a mermaid quilt and
I really had fun doing this one.
Savor the Day!