Catherine Whall Smith . . . is doing a little “Plein Air” quilting!

During the past few weeks I have kept busy in my studio finishing the top for the “Explorations: Journeys in Creativity” show. Since my unique hand quilting techniques were selected to share through journaling my process, I had to first make the top that I will hand quilt.  To date, I have been documenting the entire process not just my hand quilting.  Here are a few photos of the top as I proceed with the initial auditioning of the fabrics for “Transfusion #7” to some of the final tweaking.    

Photo above is the initial auditioning of a few fabrics for possible placement. And below is a photo of two sections that were completed and are now ready to be sewn together.

And here I am getting to the end of the possibilities of my design process.

Once the top is complete then there is the  challenge of picking out the fabric for the back of the quilt – which will determine the quilting lines that will highlight sections of the quilt top.  Speaking of quilting, since today was such a beautiful day – I decided to head outside and do a little “Plein Air” quilting. Here I am enjoying the fresh air! 

I will keep you posted on any show up dates but as of now this show will be held at the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM), in Lowell, MA . The show of 24 artists will take place in two parts, with 12 selected artists in each show.  The first show opens at NEQM from October 3 – December 28. The Artists Reception is Saturday, October 13 at 1pm.  The second group will be from April 2 – June 23. (This is a change of date) The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1pm.  As of now I do not know which show my work will be in – but both shows will be equally exciting!!


About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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