Tomorrow opens the show, Celebrating 25 Years of Front Range Contemporary Quilters, at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO through March 7. I have been a member of this group for about 20 of those years and have three pieces in the exhibit. Two can be seen in the gallery section of this website; First View From the Lily Ponds and Deep Pool, Bright Water, both from 2011.
The third one is a quartet of smaller works each depicting rock faces with intrusions and extrusions. Much of this resulted from my experimenting with painting with acrylic paints directly onto the exposed quilt batting. It gives a marvelous texture, especially with added glitter and acrylic granular gel. And you can sew through it if you don’t get the paint too thick. The stitching lines are highlighted by the spongy depth of the batting. I hope to use this technique more in the future.