I did register a while ago but I forgot to say Hello, so Hello. I'm more of a mixed media artist than a quilter, but I've recently made three mini quilts as it's something I've wanted to do for some time. I enjoyed making them, but I'm not sure I would have the patience to make a big quilt, but you never know.
Hi Ellejay and welcome
I'm also a fellow Brit, and similar to you too, as in also C&G Embroidery and also describe myself as Mixed Media and not as a Quilter. Your website looks terrific, beautiful art work. Many congrats.
Hi, Thanks for getting in touch and your kind comments. I love your scandinavian collection - & that's another thing I used to do too - knitwear - although I just used to do motifs [when it was the fashion] and not the intricate items you do. Best Wishes, Linda
Welcome to the forums ElleJay! Our moderator Belinda is a mixed media artist, too!
Cheryl / Muppin
Yes, I am a mixed media artist. I do small mixed media art quilts all the time.I have an unfinished on sitting on my bedroom floor just sticking it's tongue at me right now whenever I walk by it because I don't have time to finish it.
I do fabric post cards a lot and send them all around the world. I love doing them because they are fast and easy and other artists love to get them. I am working on a Dear Friend series right now.
What I do quite a bit is break my big quilts apart and work on them in sections and then put them together again to create a big quilt. I don't have an industrial sewing machine yet and it's easier for me to work on quilts in sections. I am not a patient person either. Since I don't have the skills or technical knowledge a traditional quilter has, I use the knowledge I have from mixed media art and "wing" it. It's a lot more fun that way. I am picking up a lot of knowledge along the way from art books, QA, and Vids (when I have time to watch them).
Belinda aka crazyartgirl