The “Focus on Fibre Art Association” FFAA inEdmonton, Alberta holds a biannual themed fibre arts exhibition. Their goal is “to promote fibre artists, to create an awareness of fibre as art and to highlight the benefits of creating fibre art” as stated on their website http://www.focusonfibrearts.org.
So far I took part in two exhibitions, “Wild Thing” in 2008 and “Green” in 2010. This year the theme was “Prairies”, which did not sound appealing to me at first. Though I have lived in Calgary for 5 years, I never really did warm up to the prairies. But then I came across the perfect fabric and the ideas began to flow. So I finished the new piece in time to enter, and I got accepted into the show! I’m glad I got inspired and am once again part of this wonderful exhibition.
The opening takes place Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 7 pm at Enterprise Square in Edmonton, AB. In the fall the exhibition will be shown in Fort Saskatchewan, AB.
Here is my entry:
On the detail picture you can see the stitching mimicking the wood grain on the peeling barn boards and the wheat photo printed on organza.
I wish I could go to the opening, but that is not happening!
Thanks for reading
An update: I got the great news that “Barn Boards” got first prize in the medium original quilt category. What an honor and thanks to the judges!