Saturday, May 8, 2010

Presenting.........Graffiti

The 2010 Grand National Quilt show opened today. This year's theme is "Off the Wall"

I am thrilled to say that my piece titled, "Graffiti" was accepted into this juried show and I am really looking forward to attending the opening reception being held tomorrow afternoon at Homer Watson House & Gallery in Kitchener. Maybe I'll get to meet a few of you there.
The show runs until June 13th so if you are in the area, I do hope you'll get a chance to attend.

I have always been inspired by some of the remarkable graffiti I see, so this piece is making a statement.....well asking a question really.

I am not sure if you will be able to decipher what it is saying from this photo but just let me tell you that this quilt design is made up almost entirely of lettering, there are 12 sections or "pies" with every other one being mirror imaged that repeat the message, it reads from the center out. This piece is a whole cloth, hand drawn and painted quilt.
Can you tell what it says? I'll explain more in my next post

I really enjoyed quilting this one so click on this photo for a bit of a closer look at the stitching.

In the next few posts I will be showing how this piece progressed from start to finish so I hope you will want to follow along.

15 comments:

Lori said...

I'm following i'm following! show more pictures!
QR this is so BEAUTIFUL and impressive. Congrats on being in such a grand show I can't get over how gorgous it is

Diane J. Evans said...

Oh, Jill, how magnificent!!! This is truly a work of art!! And that's the word I see reflected in one of the rings -- am I right? You simply MUST share the journey of the making of this masterpiece -- it's sure to capture everyone's attention.

Kudos!

Diane

Karen S said...

Wow! This is magnificent! I wish I could see it in person because the picture is amazing! I'll be following!

Jackie said...

It is just gorgeous, I can't wait to read your progress on it.

Geta Grama said...

Stunning piece, Jill ! Congratulations !

Kaye Turner said...

Goodness, it's astounding. Very beautiful. Congratulations!

Robbie said...

This is a wonderful, beautiful, unique piece! Wish I could see it in person!! Just fantastic. I'll look forward to seeing how you progressed from beginning to completion. Your work is outstanding.

Quilts and Cats said...

I agree with everyone! This is truly a lovely piece and it's evident alot of work was invloved with design, color and sewing. Lynne

Mary-Kay said...

Wow! It's amazing! I've always tried to figure out graffiti but a lot of the times couldn't. I think your's is just "Starry" but I don't know if that's right. Congratulations!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh yeah...you know I'm following...I want the secrets!! Your are flippin amazing!! Am I your #1 fan or what?!!

Zlaty said...

Wow, it is an mazing quilt!!! Congratulations! I think you deserve first place! I wish i could see it in person!

I can't wait to see how you made it!

Have fun at the opening reception!

sewnut said...

Stunning! That is an amazing piece of textile art.

Rian said...

That is one gorgeous work of art! Congrats on getting juried in. Hope you win a ribbon.

Quilter Kathy said...

IT's awesome! WOW! Love it! Can't wait to hear more about how you were inspired and how you created it.
Congratulations!

Raylene Smith said...

I'm totally gobsmacked...just when one thinks they've seen it all...up pops something truly inspiring...

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