I spent the lovely month of February prepping for my taping of The Quilt Show (just found out it will air Nov 25th – mark your calendars!)
Two other things happened together at that same point in time. I was practicing an arrangement of Bach’s Suite no. 1 for Cello (on my horn) and listening to it constantly and I had a deadline coming up.
Now that the results are in I can show you some pictures. I am thrilled to announce that Bach Suite no.1: gigue has been accepted into the An Exquisite Moment exhibit, opening at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach; August 1-4, 2013; sponsored by Moore’s Sewing Centers. It will also be showing at the International Quilt Festival in Houston; Oct 31- Nov 3, 2013; sponsored by Havel’s Scissors.
It has been a long time since I’ve been in love with a work that I’ve completed. I enjoy my work and think it’s adequate but feel that I’ve mostly just playing around, learning, working. This piece – I LOVE!
24″ x 60″
It is whole cloth, dyed, discharged, screen printed with original images that I’ve photoshopped. The cello and wings are hand painted.
The piece says something very close to what I feel about the beauty of music in general, and this piece in particular. The Bach Suites are my “go to” music when I need to feel peace and beauty.