Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, October 1, 2010


Setting up for the shot. This is hand-painted silk organza.

I got the "skinny e-mail" today from Quilt National, which means my entries were rejected. It was my first time entering this show and the chances of getting in were slim, so I was expecting this. The good news is that now I can show them on the blog. The bad news is that we had a lot of trouble figuring out how to get good photos that would show the transparency. As you can see, we have a ways to go.

Taking down the setup.
This is NOT the professional way to do it.

This one just looks washed out.

The color looks good, but you can't tell that it's sheer.
But I do like the detail shots of the white quilt: 

Have a colorful day!


JYA Fiberarts said...

Reminds me of my own antics trying to get photos of my quilt entries for Quilt National. I got the skinny email also for my first try. We'll just keep playing with cloth and try again!

Suzanne Thompson said...

You have hit on one of the problems I have with entering images to be juried; if your work is even partially sheer (and in my case, shiny), how is it possible to get a representational photo? If the photo does not accurately represent your work, how can it be judged? I have used a professional fiber art photographer, and I'm not any happier with his shots than the ones I take. If you find a way, PLEASE share! Love your work!