My little group hung our eco printed work that we completed on retreat in September at Ceres Bakery in Kalispell on Thursday afternoon. The show will be up through the end of December so if you happen to be in Northwest Montana, please stop by to take a look.
There were four of us and one other quilt artist using the space. The bakery isn’t all that big and they have a hanging system that uses hooks and fishing line to hang artwork. I hadn’t ever used this type of system before and I have to say, it wasn’t that easy to use. But we persevered and managed to get everything hung. Sorry for the image quality, I took these very quickly on my phone.
Sally and Louise got their stuff hung very quickly.
Here’s Sally’s work. (You can click on any photo to enlarge.)
Here are a couple of her pieces a little closer. She added stitch to some of her leaf prints.
Here’s Louise’s section of the wall.
And a few of Louise’s pieces a little closer.
This is the work by Ann Brown, the quilt artist. (Again, click on photos to enlarge.)
Paula and I had issues with the hanging system. It seemed to take us forever to get anything hung. This is me balancing on a chair on top of a bench trying to hang some of Paula’s artwork.
This is Paula’s section of the wall. Unfortunately, by the time we got finished, I forgot to take any closer photos of Paula’s pieces. Sorry, Paula!
Here is my section of the wall. I used watercolors to add color to my eco prints and the three pieces on the right were started at the retreat using some of the gelatin plate printed paper I made while at the retreat. If you want to see these closer, check out my posts over on Permutations in Fiber here and here.
There has been some discussion about what to do with eco printed fabric. I wanted to show this finished piece of Sally’s who mainly makes art quilts. This has been embellished and quilted and then framed.
Sally also wanted me to show you her aspen tree quilt. Many times I get questions on what we do with our deconstructed screen printed fabric. The trunk of this tree was made with screen printed fabric. I think it looks great, don’t you?
Please stop by and check out the show if you are in the area!