Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Quilting Arts Fabric Giveaway

Here are the wonderful fabrics from the Quilting Arts Fabric Giveaway. Aren't they yummy?

Pokey painted, stenciled, and stamped hand-dyed fabrics, organzas, batiks, and cotton fabrics using images created in Photoshop®, which were then used to create Thermofax screens and freezer paper stencils. She also used hand-carved stamps and vintage wood-type printer letters to add additional imagery to these fabrics.

The tangible experience of caressing these one-of-a-kind hand-painted fabrics leaves one eager to explore the techniques and methods Pokey used to create these lovelies. Uh-oh, that means more new toys . . . which means . . . more shopping . . . more supplies . . . and that means . . . more storage space needed . . . A BIGGER STUDIO! Hey, that sounds great! I like where this has taken me.

~T~ LOVES ~F~

I can imagine my unfortunate, guilt-ridden husband reading this, dripping with perspiration at the forehead, making one of his "Everybody Loves Raymond" comments:

How did we get from a happy and unassuming moment of receiving fabrics in the mail to: "I need a bigger studio"?

I LOVE MY COZY STUDIO

Hah! No worries, ~T~. I love my "cozy" space. I don't "need" a bigger studio. I enjoy pivoting from sewing table to work table. Everything is reachable in less than three steps or a jump. It would be nice, but I don't "need" a bigger studio . . . I just want you. (violins playing) ;-D

INSPIRATION FROM QUILTING ARTS
and
CLOTH, PAPER, SCISSORS

In the meantime, I'll just look through my stash of inspiring Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines and imagine . . .

Thanks, Pokey!

Feeling gratitude for my gifts, my art, and my life--really. Feeling playful too. ;-D
Fannie

9 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

wow...I can't wait to see what you make with these gorgeous fabrics....

TracyB said...

WONDERFUL fabrics!! I'm not sure I could use them right away, they'd have to sit around for awhile and be admired!! The second to the last photo with the teal background & white squares & the transparent white organza(?)are my favorites!

Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness fannie!
those fabrics are unbelievably gorgeous!
i cannot wait to see what you create!
xo
m

morningDove said...

I love your received gifts but more than that I love you as a gift to us. My heart jumped with glee to read your playful words to your hubby. How wonderful!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

ahhh this is so sweet. love that hubby is so understanding of your artistic needs. =) Of course, a bigger studio would be great, but then again it would become filled in no time!
wonderful swatches, thanks for sharing.

laughingwolf said...

marvellous, fannie! :)

but do push for a wee bit bigger studio, tell him how much more you could get done, then ;) lol

Diana Evans said...

these are amazing Fannie!!! I can only imagine what you will create to inspire us...

hugs

Jacq said...

What wonderful fabrics, oh the things you could do!

Fannie said...

Hi, Nancy. Yes, these are wonderful fabrics. I don't want to cut it. I'm sure you would know just what to do with these lovelies.

Hi, T~
I understand why that teal fabric is your favorite. It looks like you.

Thanks, M. I think I have a few ideas . . .

Hi, Dove. Yes, I think you know my heart and understand my sense of "humor." Thanks!

You're right, Lisa. I'd fill up a bigger space in no time. However, I would have space for friends to come over--hint, hint--and imagine and create together. ;-D

LW, I could get a lot done in a bigger space, I agree . . . like maybe, cooking, cleaning, dishes . . . ;-D

Diana, how would you use these fabrics? Probably something yummy that would be found in a "bakery"? Thanks for stopping by.

Jacq, what would you create? Your art inspires me because you produce art that is outside the field of my imagination.