Saturday, 27 June 2009

Have I got news for you!

This is not just about me giving you news but is also the name of the quilt about which I'm telling you today. I should have done it earlier as the little quilt (8 x 12") was on exhibition at the Swiss Quilt Festival earlier this month but somehow I overlooked this and was only reminded when I received the CD of all the quilts in the exhibition Textile News today. This exhibition will be travelling around Europe for the next two years or so and you can read all about it on the website of the organizer here. There is an English language option (the original site is in German). I also participated in their exhibition last year, called Textile Experiments, that's still travelling at the moment.

The theme for this year's quilts was Textile News and for some reason this made me think immediately of the British satirical TV program Have I got news for you! and that in turn brought to mind the many ways news can be revealed: letters, a bill, gossip in the pub, taking off a mask. Revelations can also come by music, time, telephone, while in the bath, newspaper article etc. And then there is the ultimat bad news in the shape of the grim reaper? I combined as much as I could in this small work and you will recognize the techniques used from my Journal Quilt Flames of Passion which was selected for exhibition in Houston last year and is still travelling through the U.S.

Materials used are: 100% cotton commercial fabrics, wadding, Mistyfuse, beads, sequins, charms.
Techniques used: raw-edge applique, machine quilting, hand embroidery and beading


Maggi said...

Holy smokes, this is your best yet! I absolutely love this!!!!!

Lenna Andrews said...

awesome work, Frieda! I would much prefer news in this shape and form than the 'normal' (??) news!!! With hugs from Florida, where all is well : ) xo lenna

Jude said...

Hello Frieda
I have just received my lovely gift from you, thank you so much.

Debby said...

WOW & more wow!!!! This is stunning.


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