Monday, February 23, 2009

Charity Art Quilt Project - Group 2

I am thrilled and proud to show off the second group of 3 art quilt squares I have received for my Charity Art Quilt Project

The first set of squares I received can be seen in my January 24, 2009 post.

Now on to the new fabulous squares.
The first in this group comes from CherylinMI, a quiet member of Craftster . She had no posts when she first contacted me about getting involved in the project, so needless to say I was surprised and excited. A perfect stranger jumping on board truly warms my heart.
Her work is amazing. Check out the detail in this piece, with the bold colors and lovely accents. Thank you so much, Cheryl!

The second square comes from the fabulous embroidery diva, KittyKill. I have admired her work on Craftster and Flickr, and was so happy when she agreed to join this project. Look at this delightful dancing gypsy lady (with a familiar haircut!). Her dress is dotted with tiny wee pearls, and she holds a bouquet of bead flowers. She is absolutely beautiful! Thank you, Kittykill!

The third square in this set comes from a Canadian woman I know very well.
When my sister, Cindy Brown, heard about my project and saw the first quilt squares, she knew she had to get on board. Now my sister is more known for being a packrat than an artist, so I will admit to being a bit nervous. My nervousness became horror when I caught her looking at some tiny teddy bears wearing bumblebee costumes to attach to her square. Fortunately for me, and the quilt, she toned it down a little and made this surprisingly beautiful piece. She handbeaded the gypsy 'trails" onto the fabric to tell the story of their journeys.
Lovely work, Cindy. Thank you.

I am still seeking textile artists of any kind to participate, so please, if you are interested, just send me a message via email (address in sidebar), on Craftster , or just leave a comment with a way to contact you, and I will respond asap. You can embroider, make a fabric collage, quilt, applique, fabric paint, felt, etc. The only requirements are that the square be 8x10 inches (portrait orientation), with a theme of "Gypsy" - however you choose to interpret that.
Once I have all of the quilt squares, I will assemble the quilt with a simple backing and border to best showcase the beautiful works of art, and it will be auctioned off to raise money for the orphans and street kids of Romania.


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Oh yay! I love all the blocks! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Patti G. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Heidi, I will be mailing my block tomorrow!
:0) Hugs,Patti

Amy @ Park City Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those blocks are beautiful! I've got my hands full with projects at the moment but will be checking in to see how this goes!