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.