Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Patchwork

This "quilt" was in the Renwick museum in Washington, DC and I thought it was a good follow-up to the wooden quilt link.  It's by John Garrett.  The Renwick is a lovely craft museum and has quilts by Nancy Crow and Michael James.  There are many forms of art - pottery, woodwork, sculpture, glass.  I really enjoyed my visit there.









14 comments:

  1. It's charming. Do I read it correctly that they are tiny little squares of needlework on different gauges of canvass? I see tapestries, needlepoint, ribbon work and I guess the squares and circles are solid pieces held in place by the ribbons? It looks as if it might have been quite big - a metre square?

    Hilary

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  2. how absolutely gorgeous. i would love to be part of a challenge group where each one deconstructs and reconstructs the 'patchwork quilt.' i love this. thanks dianne. maybe after each one of us has taken a turn selecting a theme for our blog we could have this as a challenge for one project. how do you others feel? (and with permission of hilary of course)

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  3. How beautiful. Vasarely did some very brightly-coloured paintings with a similar design.

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  4. Pamela - I was wondering who was online! You don't need my permission for anything to do with this group - we go with the majority flow.

    For the kind of project you are talking about - have a look at the ByDesign group -

    http://www.bydesigntextiles.co.uk/

    Now I see Heather is there too - hi from England!

    Hilary

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  5. Check out the work of Sonia and Robert Delaunay as well - great multi coloured circles and shapes. Hilary

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  6. The piece is about 1 1/2 metres square. It's mostly metal - that ribbon work is metal strip. It must have been very hard to manipulate. You can see more of his work : http://chiaroscurosantafe.com/artists/9/3322/

    It would be fun to do another single piece. Our banner is our first effort - and very successful I think

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  7. Oh wow - metal! Fun and different. Hilary

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  8. looked at the delauneys work and the website of bydesign textiles - now i am really fired up! i think this would be a great challenge. i see dianne agrees. let's see what the others think. i see you are still winking at me hil! have a great day

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  9. Nice! Love the idea of a 'metal' quilt for one of our 12x12s. Maybe we could select all sorts of different materials for a series - metal, wood and plastic all come to mind.

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  10. Love where this is all leading..... up for the challenge!

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  11. Further to this discussion, here is a website with work that relates to the design of this piece, all done in cloth. I'm not crazy about the designs of the individual squares, but I like the way the artist transitions the colours throughout the piece.

    http://www.erinwilsonquilts.com/work/

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  12. An interesting site Heather her use of colour is amazing. It also flags up how uncomfortable the metal 'quilt' made me feel!

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  13. I find her work delightful and cheerful - must be the colours. Thanks for the link, Heather. Hilary

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  14. Thanks Heather. I found the pics in her "journal" section fun to look at. And thus I enjoyed the content of the squares.

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