I am happy to report that my piece entitled “Barefoot into the Corn” received an award from PRIZM Creative Community 2013 Art-A-Fair in the mixed media category. It’s such a great thing — an honor — to have others appreciate your work. I’ve never won anything before so this was not only fun — it was a first – for me. Thank you PRIZM. If you are in Toledo, Ohio, please stop in at One Seagate to view all the works of all the artists in the lobby of Fifth Third Bank. The show runs until June 26, 2013 every day.
When the “Passages Reader Challenge” was issued in the April – May 2013 Quilting Arts Magazine, I was thinking about planting pole beans. I guess thinking of the two – passages and pole beans – meshed in my head. Life, whether humans or pole bean, is a series of passages, isn’t it?
This QuiltToon is 10″ X 10″ (as required by the Challenge).
It is machine pieced, machine and hand embroidered and hand quilted.
Completed April 2013.
One of the things I like best about quilting is the color of the fabrics and the juxtaposition of them on the quilt. Many times for me, it’s the “brighter the better” as you can see on this quilt. When I saw the SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, “call for entries” around theme of: “How do colors effect our emotions?” I got the idea to make a word cloud showing by the size of the type my strongest, or most prevalent emotions, and, also, using the colors for the words that I associate with that emotion.
The QuiltToon™ is 25″ X 12.” It is machine pieced, embroidered and quilted.
Completed March 2013.
QuiltToon™ Photo and Text © 2013
Walking alleyways can be rewarding when you find a rusty gate and weeds on a sunny day in early autumn. I printed the photograph in what my printer calls “poster” (some printers call tiling) to produce a photo that is about 15″ X 16.” I sewed those four material-printed photos together and proceeded to embellish the photos with much free motion top-stitching to enhance/highlight the colors. The completed wall hanging is 26″ X 28.” It is machine pieced and top-stitched.
Completed March 2013.
I love Verbena, delicate little flowers that come in many colors. They call to my mind the Yoyos that many coverlets were made of through the years. I took the photo of the Verbenas in my garden and decided to print on fabric, paint to deepen the colors, and then add to a wall hanging with the yoyos.
This quilted wall hanging is 25″ X 25;” machine pieced and top-stitched. Completed Feb. 18, 2013.
QuiltToonist J. Paschalis © 2013
The Rooster is going to the Hen House, across Rte 66, and it’s really none of your bees wax, he says.
I made this QuiltToon™ to use when I give a lecture titled, “Telling the Story with Fabric and Thread” this summer on July 19 as part of the Kaleidoscope of Quilts XVI show. I took photos of every step I did while creating the quilt. If you’d like to attend the lecture, go the Glass City Quilt Commission’s web site www.GCQC.org to enroll and find out more about the quilt show.
This QuiltToon™ is 15″ X 17″. It is machine pieced and top-stitched. Copyright QuiltToonist, 2013.
I’m celebrating the publishing of the Artist Trading Card I created and entered in the Feb. March Issue of Quilting Arts Magazine “Reader Challenge – What’s in Your Heart? It’s the first time the zine has accepted anything I have sent in response to its Reader Challenges. WOO HOO!
Autumn clematis is almost as pretty in winter as is the fall — all dried up giving off its millions of seeds. It is a photo I took printed onto fabric and hand embroidered with thread and beads. It is machine pieced and top-stitched. This QuiltToon is 10″ X 10.” It will framed in a shadow box.
Photo and text — copyright 2013.
I’m still working on learning how to print some of my photos on fabric and then making small fiber art quilt wall hangings. This one incorporates “rag quilting,” which I had never tried before…I like the way it looks — not perfect seams etc. It is a photo of leaves and berries in the fall in Ohio – hence: “Savor the sunshine while it lasts.” I used beads to embellish the berries and hand embroidered around the leaves. This piece is 16″ X 13.” It is machine pieced and top-stitched.