Yesterday I promised to share some more photos of the Fredericton Fibre Artists' current exhibit with you - sorry you've had to wait all day..... It's been a busy one, with one thing and another. I had a small group of ladies here quilting on "the quilt" this afternoon. We have rolled in the borders on both sides and are now into the nine patch "center" of the quilt - woohoo. This area will be much faster to quilt, so things are moving right along! I'm enjoying the hand quilting; still persevering sans thimble...
So here are a few more of my favourite pieces from the Fiber Artists' Show. The first, above, is a lovely piece of counted thread work by Josee Dube. Josee is a former member of our Quilters' Guild - we would love to have her back but I think she has been seriously bitten by the "Stitching Bug". She does exceptional work and has a wonderful color sense. I loved this piece- it was so feminine and delicate. You can appreciate the stitching in it in this close view.
There were several Samplers in the Show but this one, Rose Sampler, by Gayle MacKay was my favourite. I was so happy to see it hanging high in a place of prominence, over the fireplace. This photo really does not do it justice. The stitching was pure perfection, the colors were lovely and the framing was perfectly suited. Beautiful Gayle!
This small piece, titled 7th Year, is canvaswork by Rita Cyr-Bonga. I loved the colors and the interesting combination of stitches.
I have always loved Jacobean designs, probably because my Mother did several of these in crewel and there is just something about them that appeals to me... These last two photos, below, are two different crewel pieces, both Jacobean designs. The first one is a framed piece, by Leta Clayden. The second photo is a section of a cushion by Lorraine Evans.
My soul is fed by needle and thread.