Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fly Away with a Book

The Southeastern Minnesota Libraries invite artists to submit one piece of artwork that depicts books or libraries for a traveling art show in libraries called Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries, EASEL.   I was honored to be part of that show with a piece called Library Paradise as it traveled for 2012-2013.  I've had a love affair with libraries and books since I was a girl.  Just going in to find a new book or research a project is a wonderful thing to me.

The submission date for the 12" x 12" artwork was last week and I submitted "Fly Away with a Book."  It is a fiber art quilt with layers of fabric and hand writing and stitching about books.
Here's a peek into the process of creating the piece through photographs.

I began with some drawings and fabric selection.  Then I started to lay the fabric pieces on the 12" x 12" format.  

 Pinning all the fabric bits to ready for stitching.

Hand stitching the letters.

Maybe you'll see Fly Away with a Book in a library near you.  See you at the library!

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