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.


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"?


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


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



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!

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...


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.