ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ten Years

Happy New Year. I know I've been quiet, but I've been busy. Before I share what I am up to, I'd like to tell you that this month is my tenth anniversary of being a full-time artist and teacher! Ten years ago I walked out on the conventional working world. Where has the time gone?

I think it is fitting that at my tenth anniversary I'm taking two months in the studio to make new work and having a show of my work in Spain! OK, first the work, and at the end of this email I'll share about the show in Spain.

I've been thinking about these quilts for a long time! Maybe as much as ten years. Here are the first two works of this year, both inspired by photos I took at Antelope Canyon, Arizona. My goal was to work a little bit looser than I normally do, resulting in a bit more of an abstract look. I haven't titled them yet.

This month I also finished quilting this hosta bud that I built last winter. 

Here's a close-up of the quilting.

All of these works, plus many more, will be at my exhibition at Festival Internacional de Patchwork, in Sitges, Spain, just south of Barcelona. After the show we will be taking a bit of vacation in Barcelona. Our flights are booked! Stay tuned to other new works I'm busy creating. The link at the beginning of this paragraph will take you to the list of artists exhibiting, and a list of vendors. It indicates that information about workshops (I am teaching two) will be made available tomorrow.