|Flora Checks In|
I play around with all kinds of mediums, but my main muse and mentor is color. I love dyes, paints, and inks. I enjoy putting color on fabric so much that sometimes I forget I'm supposed to actually do something with it.
I mostly make art quilts, but love all quilts and generally make one or two more traditional quilts each year. Always though, I add some twist. With color or careful placement of some commercial print, I make it different: a pattern is a suggestion in my little world. I love the challenge of intricate piecing that traditional quilts can provide.
|Heart Like a Wheel -- work in progress|
I am a member of Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists in Wisconsin. Included in this group are quilters, dyers, weavers, felters, and other stitchers. The diversity is exciting and inspiring.
As I was editing the photos for this, I noticed that they mostly feature animals -- this is not by design, but just a happy coincidence. I do love animals and they make great subject matter. This is a detail of my latest quilt. In a day or two, I will post the whole thing and all the information on my blog.