Tag: Nancy Smeltzer

"Word, Words, Words"

"Words, Words, Words" is an 8" square, (20.5cm square) art quilt embellished with buttons and beads. It is an entry for Quilting Arts Reader Challenge "Text Me" and is based on my love of different styles of fonts. Even when I don't know the language, I love the shape of letters. Some are tentative and…

A Sky Map of Somewhere Over the Midwest

 "While taking a red-eye flight back from the West Coast, I happened to look out the window somewhere over the Midwest. There, all of the landscape is laid out in grids, and at 30,000 feet, on a clear night, all that marks one town from the next are the streets lined by gold mercury vapor lights…

"Celestial Lifelines"

                                                         “Celestial Lifelines” –  © Smeltzer, 2002 41” W x 36.5” T Hand and machine embroidery, hand and machine quilting, Hand beading and embellishment Cotton and cotton blend fabrics, netting, glass, plastic, and metal buttons and beads “Celestial Lifelines” is based on an event I experienced while I was driving to work one morning. I…

In the Garden of the Night Music

800×600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 "In the Garden of the Night Music" – ©1990 I thought that I would post pics of this piece since Vivika psoted a blog today about Japanese indigo fabrics, and mentioned Kasuri Dye Works, a terrific Japanese fabric store that used to be in Berkeley,…

Mill Wheel Garden

This large commissioned art quilt, 50.5"W x 32"T (128.5cm W x 81 cm T) is based on a full size mill wheel embedded in the client’s two story chimney. The striking stonework compelled me to include it as the focal point in this composition. Outside, there’s a small frog pond which is a favorite of…

"Laughter"

The titles and images for my quilts come from various sources. Sometimes, I have the image first, sometimes I have the title first, and often, I'm playing with fabrics, start on the piece, and then the title comes to me. The name and image for this art quilt. "Laughter', came to me after reading a…

"In the Garden of the Silvery Marshes"

I don't use a lot of silver in my art work or in the jewelry that I wear, as I think that gold colors go better with my skin tone and hair color. In the mid 90s, the popular book "Color Me Beautiful" came out and there were various in home parties where the trained…

"Undersea Garden – Blue"

I'm enclosing some pics that I've been uploading to my blog and Fiber Fantasies Facebook page that didn't make it on my web site. This tiny piece, 13.5"W x 14"T, has a multitude of shiny buttons and beads to simulate bubbles and froth. Even the binding is moiré satin ribbon to mimic wave patterns left…

"Flowers in the Sky"

“Flowers in the Sky”, 9”W x 8.25”T x .25”D, was created and accepted into the  sixth international biennial exhibit, of the World Textile Art Organization. The subject for all of the five exhibits was “Aire”, and were held, along with countless lectures and events all over Mexico in May, 2011. This piece was displayed in…

Hear What I Say

“Hear What I Say” (8.5”W x 11”T x .5”D) was created for the “Tag, You’re It!” Reader Challenge sponsored by “Quilting Arts” magazine. The idea was to incorporate words into the piece in the “spirit of individuality”. One of the suggestions was to “incorporate text as a “fun graphic element”, but it seems that my…