|Detail, "New Growth" by Mike Angelo Corsaro, Jr.|
Two members, featured today, said they'd love for me to show their entries on my blog. Quite a few members -- including some rather famous ones -- said I should do the post anyway because if you put your quilts in a show that allows photography you should expect that the photos will be shared online.
|"New Growth," 41"x74", by Mike Angelo Corsaro, Jr., Pleasanton, CA,|
from The Great Machine Embroidery Stitch-Off.
Here is the statement sent to me by Mike Angelo Corsaro, Jr., about his spectacular embroidered quilt, "New Growth," which was in The Great Machine Embroidery Stitch-Off exhibit:
I hiked through an area burned by a forest fire and was struck by the contrast around me. Blackened pine trunks reached skyward, ragged and bare, while the ground below teamed with a dense carpet of young grasses, plants, and flowers. I took a wide angle photograph from the ground, looking upward, to emphasize the new growth and to perspectively taper the burned trees off into a bright blue sky. I wanted to create a quilt that gave a view into the mountains I love. There is no real bright side to the wildfires that are a part of life in Central Oregon but this image is a reminder of how life carries on after tragedy.
Mike said the embroidery is his own digitizing and includes 30 separate hoopings and "TONS of HOURS."
|"Too Far Away" by Pat Findlay, Winnipeg, from the From Away exhibit.|
It was in the From Away exhibit by the Fibre Art Network of Canada. For more info on that group go to: www.fibreartnetwork.com
Thanks, Mike and Pat!