I have two quilts in the Piano exhibition space which is 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch.
My Quilt Life on the Reef is in the A Matter of Time Exhibition.
|Life on the Reef by Linda Steele|
There is also another exhibition at the same venue called Passion and Perspective by students of Nancy Crow. I did two weeks of classes with Nancy Crow in January this year.
We were asked to make a quilt using what we learnt with Nancy. Nancy recommended that I use brighter colours, not use a ruler to cut pieces and to design by intuition and improvisation by not planning ahead.
The quilt I made for the exhibition is called Rhythms 3.
|Rhythms 3 by Linda Steele|
It's certainly a different style of quilt for me and I can tell you that I went through quite a few attempts before I made this quilt. My other ideas weren't working until finally I remembered what Nancy taught me. Don't plan ahead! So I put up one piece of fabric and then put another next to it and so on until I had a quilt on the design wall.
I can't say I love the quilt but I quite enjoyed the process when I got into it. I would like to try again with some other coloured fabric.
I really enjoyed quilting it though. The plain colours really show the different stitches.
I really wish that I could see the exhibition so I could see what the other quilts look like. Hopefully people will post some photos on line. I wonder what Nancy Crow would think of my quilt? She would probably say that it's a beginning and to keep trying.
I've since found out that there is a lovely colour catalogue of the exhibition called Passion and Proportion and it is only $25. I'll look forward to receiving my copy.
Bye for now,