Friday, February 12, 2010

Tumbling Chairs 40 x 51 1997
Friends and Surface Designers
Years ago when I was teaching at the Fine Line in St. Charles, IL, I met two delightful sisters in my surface design class. Marcia and Mimi really took to painting and stamping fabric and now share their energetic designs with the world. Mimi travels to art shows exhibiting her colorful art pieces and also designs rugs for Crate and Barrel. Marcia, is using her surface design skills to launch a really fun line of fabric called the Gerta Collection for Troy. You'll be able to see her work first hand at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April.

I kind of miss those days of playing with textile paints, stamps, and silk screens. Dyeing has supplanted all that fun. But I do have a few quilts from that era like Tumbling Chairs above. The fabrics were stamped with hand carved stamps and printed with a textured roller.


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

This quilt sure stands the test of time. It is just as great now as it was in 1997. BRAVO!

Diane J. Evans said...

So cool, Laura -- did you cut the stamps yourself? And I agree that it looks like you just made it -- it's very YOU still!