Jean's Artful Spirit

"Art is the conveyance of spirit by means of matter". Salvador de Madariaga 1886-1978 Creating art quilts, drawing and painting feeds my creative spirit. My goal here is to share my joy of the spirit of creativity with all who visit.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FAOL Memorial Raffle Quilt

This quilt was made for the FAOL James Birkholm Memorial Raffle. The proceeds of the raffle, which includes many other items, will be used to purchase an engraved stone bench, honoring Jim.

The proceeds also will be used to pay for Deanna, Jim's widow, to come to the 2010 Michigan Fish-In, where the bench will be dedicated. The bench will be placed at Gates' Lodge, on the banks of the AuSable river, in Grayling, Michigan, the home of the fish-in.

This is a close up of the Heron, showing the thread painting of the feathers on the chest.

This close up of the turtles shows the quilting of the current in the water. The fabric used for the turtles' shells started out as a black and white leopard print that I colored with Prismacolor Markers. Each section of the shells is a separate piece of fabric, joined and sewn to the background fabric.

I absolutely love this quilt and have thoroughly enjoyed making it, I almost hate to give it up!


At 10:57 AM, Blogger Christine Thresh said...

I love this quilt, too. I hope everyone appreciates the fine work and composition, and that it sells lots of tickets.
Good for you.


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