|VOLCANO!, 32"w x 48"l, 2017|
It has been a goal of mine to get juried into one of the shows. I've tried three times, but the fourth time was the charm! My quilt, VOLCANO!, was chosen for the Textile Posters show that will debut at the Houston International Quilt Festival next November.
I am thrilled! My work is usually very abstract, but for this call I wanted to do something more graphic and representational. So here are a few process pictures. And yes, before someone asks, you can see bits of a large black and white quilt behind the volcano. I had to finish the volcano before I went back to it -- it had a tighter deadline. So I just hung a piece of white fabric over the black and white monster.
First, I built the center core. You can see I've stayed firmly in my palette comfort zone -- love those hot colors!
And then I pieced the background.
And added a pyroclastic plume.
I am thrilled to have gotten into my first SAQA exhibition. Now I'm back to work on the black and white monster!