It was a delightful surprise therefore, in the midst of a very busy day, to receive an email announcing that my quilt Do you remember the cherries? had been one of the ones selected. And it was a double delight to find that Terry has also received an email saying her quilt Black across the sun had been selected as well. In total over 80 quilts had been submitted with 27 making the final selection. Just 8 quilts come from the UK and two of those are from the InStitches Studio!
The Wide Horizons VI exhibition will be at various quilt shows through out Europe during 2018/19 but at the moment we don't have the UK dates so we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of our entries, first up this week is my quilt Do you remember the cherries?
The wooden shelf and cherries are all hand painted cotton poplin; I like using textile screen printing inks because they are a more fluid textile paint and being translucent I can layer up different shades of colour.
The final step for my still life collages is to add extra dimensional detail using Derwent Inktense pastels and in this case, a quick touch of gilding paste for that just picked look!
Alison had bought them on her way home from work: you didn’t have much appetite by then
and she thought cherries would tempt you.
Our clever girl, she knew you so well, after all she has your sweet tooth.
Plump, sweet and ripe, the juice ran down your chin
And as we carefully wiped it away we saw the delight and happiness in your eyes.
Two summers after you went away I planted a cherry tree for you
And last summer I was able to fill a huge bowl full.
Plump and juicy, each one I ate reminded me of you.
Until next week, when Terry will tell you all about her quilt, Black across the sun, enjoy the weekend,
Hazel & Terry