ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Encore Complete

I have spent a fair bit of time in my studio during the months of December and January. Last night I finished the facings on my new piece/s. This group of four small quilts (each 12" x 24"), when hung together, form a quadriptych that I have named "Encore". It is basically a retrospective of all the seasons I have worked with in my hosta foliage series. This subject matter has provided an endless opportunity to study light and shadow, curve and furl. I am still not done with it.

As I have mentioned before, I am involved with an international group called "Crossing Oceans", that includes artists from England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Taiwan, United States, Australia, and Canada. We will be doing a group show on the theme of Nature, where each artist will submit six pieces. All pieces will be sized at 12" x 24", 24" x 12", 24" x 24", etc.  That explains why all these pieces are 12" x 24". They will hang individually at the international shows, but can form a quadriptych for other shows. Since they are finished early (our first show is in France in September) I am hoping to enter the group in one or two North American shows. After all, they will likely be too old when they come back from the international show. Here are detail shots of each of the four sections.
Encore 1: "Unfurling"

Encore 2: "Blossoming

Encore 3: "Maturing"

Encore 4: "Returning"

16 comments:

  1. Your pieces are stunning. Love them side by side.

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  2. Elaine, your hostas just keep getting better! Can't wait to see what you do with them next.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Very kind of you to say that. I hope you are enjoying Nova Scotia!

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  3. Lively and lovely, all the way 'round. They'll be admired together or solo for sure, Elaine!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Margaret.

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  4. Very beautiful. Love the movement in Unfurling.

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  5. I wish I had your talent. The pieces are wonderful. I'm also very excited about your new fabric line. Can't wait to be able to purchase them. I hope my local quilt stores carry them.
    Char

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    1. Thank you Char. It took years of hard work to develop the skills I now use, so you can do it too.

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  7. I like your quilts so much! I am proud to be also one of the participants of the crossing oceans group and I hope we all can meet us one day. Warm regards, Christiane from Germany

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  8. I like your quilts so much! I am proud to be one of the participants of the crossing ocean group and hope we all will meet us one day. Warm regards, Christiane from Germany

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    1. Vielen Dank Christiane (ya Ich spreche ein wenig Deutsch). Ich bewundere Ihre Arbeit zu und Ich freue mich, mit Ihnen als Aussteller als auch.

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