Back in Cyprus finally trying to get sorted with an array of things to do in order to get back into a routine of some sort, and reach my ultimate goal at the moment of using my fabrics again... Amongst everything, my stuff returned after nearly another 7 months of sitting in a container at a dock, or, floating about at sea. Yippee I thought, not realizing the mess and backache I was to endure for this elated emotion! Amongst all my boxes I came across my red and white materials. Having recently seen a publication at a friends house on an awesome red and white exhibition in New York (see button link below for a short tour by the curator and another button for Houston's Ruby Anniversary) and, finding this unfinished draft from last year I decided to finish it now I am back on NORMAL internet connection...yes Sydney, it was a bad experience, your communication avenues leave little to be desired!
At the Sydney Quilt festival last year the NSW quilters Guild had a theme...Red and White. There were a few hundred quilts which looked fabulous all together.The New York exhibition must have been mind blowing with about 650!
Enjoy some photos of some of my favourites...and those that I appreciate the work.
These were done by children...
The gallery photos may be enlarged if you click on them...
Whilst In Oz I also had the task of creating a special quilt for a couple who had decided to vow their love for one another in an unusual way in Cyprus. They held a party over 2 days in a field of olive trees. The youngsters camped in the tents overnight at the top of the field, the couple's tent was different than the rest and was orange. The cream coloured, 3 tiered cake was on a table dressed with a blue tablecloth in the middle of the dance floor. The guests were casually and colourfully dressed whilst the "bride" wore a red , crimson and white dress and the "groom " a grey suit and a paisley waistcoat. All they wanted as presents were socks and there were cute witches hanging from some of the trees. The pathway leading up to the event was lit in green and gold and there were also 2 rows of fabric covered lights over the other side. The guests were seated for dinner on long tables with pink or green tea lights and a full moon illuminated the event naturally. The happy occasion had a cute pack of postcards as an invitation and instructions for all guests, words from these which I took and embroidered after the quilting of sparkly stars. This quilt was inspired from photos and actual fabrics from "The Get Together Party" It is nice to know that they are reminded of their special weekend in winter on the couch or in summer when the air conditioners are in full swing!