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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Ties that Bind, & Day of the Dead Celebreation Quilt
"Ties that Bind" won second at the Yosemite Western Artists Juried Art Show. We had a great turn out for the show and a beautiful variety of art. Several of the Sisters 7 received ribbons and there was a wonderful reception with delicious food and spirited music. My friend Peggy donated some of her tatting pieces, and some of the silk was from other projects that the Yoyo's had been involved with. Further down in my blogs you can see how I started the piece
Each time I work on the blog, something surprises me or it does not work like I would think it would. With that said.. here is my Day of the Dead Celebration Quilt, with a blue ribbon from the Yosemite Western Art Show.. You can not see the detail, of applique flowers, beads, skulls, and clay beads that I brought home from Mexico eons ago.. Had lots of fun making it and will be on display in June at the Positive Living Centers Book Store in Oakhurst.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,