Posts Tagged ‘art quilt’

‘Desconocidos,’ for The Migrant Quilt Project

May 25, 2017

About the Work This piece was commissioned by The Migrant Quilt Project to honor and call attention to those who died crossing the border in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  It is made in part with clothing discarded at the border by migrants.  The Project commissions a quilt each year, and the quilt must have the names of […]

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Yes, I have been Mending II (A Little Travesty)

April 25, 2017

Hazel Hall’s poem ‘Mending’ reveals mending as a subversive act, an act of defiance, ‘a little travesty.’ Those who disagree with the current administration must put aside our shock and grief at the loss for what we thought America was, and fight for American ideals, to mend what is broken in this country. Those who […]

2017 | Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more), New Work, Subversive Stitching | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)

Yes, I Have Been Mending

October 11, 2016

My latest art quilt, Yes, I Have Been Mending was inspired by 2 ideas.  One is Hazel Hall’s poem, Mending. I recently discovered her poetry through Poets.org’s Poem-a-Day program.  It is great to have a poem delivered to my in-box every day.  I don’t always read it, but it is there!  Hall used stitch imagery […]

2016 | Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more), New Work, Subversive Stitching, Tone Poems | Tags: , , , , , Comments (0)

Haiku II

September 1, 2016

 Haiku II is a visual interpretation of its namesake Japanese literary artform .  Translucent silk fabrics were dyed using the Japanese shibori technique itajime, then layered with synthetic fabrics and machine stitched. Photography by Jack Kulawik. But I could hardly name an art quilt Haiku and not write a poem for it, now could I?  So here goes: Haiku II […]

2016 | New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles, Tone Poems | Media: , | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)

Haiku III

August 31, 2016

  Haiku III The silk remembers The loom, the folds, the needle, The thread, and the flame. Shibori is a Japanese word for creating pattern on fabric.  In the shibori process, many items can be used–folds, clamps, string, needle and thread.  Haiku III  is a visual interpretation of the poetic literary art form.  Translucent silk […]

2016 | New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles, Tone Poems | Media: , | Tags: , , , , , , Comments (0)
Haiku I by Mary Vaneecke, 2016. 29.5'' x 22''

Haiku I

August 30, 2016

 Haiku I became a study of sorts for a larger work (Haiku II) and launches a new series.  Both feature hand-dyed sheer silk fabrics over-layed with synthetic sheers, and machine stitched.  This allows for a fascinating interplay between colors, values, and repeating shapes.  Haiku I is more intense, and reminds me of a Rorschach test, if […]

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Frozen in Time II by Mary Vaneecke, detail.

Frozen in Time II

August 29, 2016

Frozen in Time II is a translucent art quilt that incorporates many hand-worked and underappreciated vintage crochet pieces layered between hand-dyed sheer fabrics.  It hangs away from the wall to allow for shadow play behind the piece.  Rust-dyed and machine stitched.  Photo by Jack Kulawik. Frozen in Time II is perhaps an elegy for lost arts and loved […]

2016 | Everything Old is New Again, New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles | Media: | Tags: , , Comments (0)

A Mind of Winter

May 17, 2016

A Mind of Winter This small art quilt (12” x 12”) is my submission for the Studio Art Quilt Associates auction, which starts online in September.  All proceeds go to SAQA, which works to promote the art quilt.  SAQA supports what I do, so I like to reciprocate! The small work is made of layered, sheer […]

2016 | Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more), New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles, Tone Poems | Media: , | Tags: Comments (0)

Ready for the Quilt Show!

February 16, 2016

Yay!  It’s finally quilt show time!  The Tucson Quilters’ Guild Quilt Fiesta will be held this weekend, Friday February 19-Sunday February 21.  I will have lots of new goodies in my booth (with Trish Hastings-Sargent), including my latest 3-D work, Dark Desert Skies.   I will also be selling fabric and embellishment kits for projects […]

2016 | Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more), News and Events | Tags: , , , , Comments (2)

Abuela Reads the Headlines

November 5, 2015

Abuela Reads the Headlines , 2015 Abuela is Spanish for grandmother.  I imagine her in her barrio (neighborhood) garden in my hometown, Tucson, surrounded by an ocotillo (a living, cactus-type) fence.  She has her handwork and the blessed Virgin of Guadalupe nearby, with a grandchild at her knee.  Abuela scans the headlines about America’s current immigration policy, […]

2015 | Everything Old is New Again, New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles, Subversive Stitching | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)

Off the Wall Options for 3D Art Quilts

December 27, 2013

I have just finished working up two class samples for a 3D Quilt class I am developing.  My brain has been working out the possibilities for different types of 3D projects for beginning art quilters, or those who work with commercial fabrics.  The fabrics for both these projects were lurking in my stash.  I can’t […]

2013 | Classes & Shibori Chic Clothing, Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more), Scheduled Classes | Tags: , Comments (0)