Selra

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   My first art quilt was designed and created over 30 years ago.  It isn't what one would call an art quilt today since it consisted entirely of fabric, and the blocks were appliqued or pieced or simply quilted with my own design.  It is a baby quilt I made for my second son which was used by his son before he could walk.

   Then there was a 30 year lapse during which I didn't quilt.  About 5 years ago I joined Moonlight Quilters in California and created my second art quilt for a challenge.  We were  to listen to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and create a quilt using at least 3 different blue fabrics.  You can see that I have a long way to go when it comes to craftsmanship.  I didn't know about fusible web when I created this.

Rhapsody Inspired

 

   Three and a half years ago I sold my house in California and moved to a senior community in Florida.  Here I belong to the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild and its subgroup, FAB (Fiber Arts Bee). 

    I joined an online art postcard group and created over 20 art postcards.  This is a great way to experiment with new materials and ideas since one is investing in a very small piece of art.  Some were a lot better than others.  I suppose I could say that some were a lot worse than others.  Not every attempt was a success.  I've also done art postcards and artist trading cards for our bee and for no particular purpose.

    Not all of my fiber art is quilted, but I'll post pictures of some of the better pieces.  Most are quilted.