Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quilt Festival

Today is the last day to enter Amy's Creative Side's Fall Quilt Festival.  It is a Virtual Quilt Show which I have decided to enter.  I had a hard time deciding which quilt to enter because I can enter only one but I finally decided to enter my "Ra, the Sun God" as it is probably my most unique quilt.

"Ra the Sun God"

"Ra"...was created after I took a class with Larkin Van Horn, a very talented Beader/Fiber Artist from Washington State whose work I have long admired.  I absolutely love her beading and aspired to create a work of art with her "medallion" technique.  The Quilt is 23" X 24", is machine pieced and quilted by me, and the design is my original.  The cabachon face at the center of the quilt is actually one of Larkin's which she kindly gave me when I was taking her class here in Fort Worth.  The strings of beads hanging down on the left side of the central figure are free standing; the rays are cut from some of my own hand-dyed fabrics.  The work is faced rather than being bound.  I think the Art Quilt, Wall Hanging or the Two-Color Quilt categories would be most appropriate for this quilt.

I had entered in the annual Quilt Show of Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild, Fort Worth this past month and was very excited to have placed 2nd in the Art Quilts Category.


  1. Wow. This is such a great work of art. thank you for showing it.

  2. Congratulations on the ribbon! I really love this piece.

  3. what an amazing piece this is~!!~ it looks like there is a great deal of time invested and i love the colors~!


  4. It's a beautiful quilt, Jay, and even more amazing in person!