Monday, March 20, 2017

Fibre Fling 6

Fibre Fling 6 Show & Sale poster
Fibre Fling 6 Show & Sale
Fibre Fling 6, the annual show and sale of the Out of the Box Artists, will be April 7 & 8 at the Kitchissippi United Church in Ottawa.

This will be my second show. I'm really looking forward to helping to set up the show. There's so much to learn when displaying the art....and of course, seeing all of the wonderful art pieces is a real treat.

Incredibly, I've submitted all of my pieces and finished making and attaching labels on all of them last week. This is the first time that I'm not panicking before a deadline for an art or quilt show. It helps that I only chose pieces that were already finished.

Since I've been making art quilts for a while, I had a few that had never been exhibited. You may have seen them on my blog, but not in any shows.

Here are the fibre art pieces that will be in the show as well as the labels that I made for each of them. All of the labels were foundation paper pieced except for the hexies.

Escape 1: Warmer Climates

Escape 1: Warmer Climates


Label for Escape 1: Warmer Climates
Label for Escape 1: Warmer Climates























Escape 2: English Garden
Escape 2: English Garden
Escape 2: English Garden

Label for Escape 2:  English Garden
Label for Escape 2:
English Garden









Sweet Memories - Northern Lights
Label for Sweet Memories:  Northern Lights
Label for Sweet Memories:
Northern Lights

Sweet Memories: Northern Lights














Light at the End of the Tunnel (from Art with Fabric, Spring 2016)
Light at the End of the Tunnel

Label for Light at the End of the Tunnel
Label for Light at the End of the Tunnel



















What I learned:

  • Getting ready for a show when you have all of the pieces ready is so much easier (and less stressful) than trying to finish things for a deadline.
  • It's amazing how many pieces I've created, "just cause I felt like it", that could go into the show. Looks like I may have found my niche!
  • I asked my daughter what I should do with all of these finished pieces. She pointed out that most of the house (except for the living room and my own room) doesn't have any of my finished pieces. I guess maybe it's time to start spreading out :-)

Featured Links:

Escape 1 - Warmer Climates
Escape 2 - English Garden
Northern Lights posts:
Light at the End of the Tunnel




8 comments:

  1. Yes, you need to be hanging your artwork, in your own house! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I agree....I'm making plans for when it comes back!

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  2. Love the variety of your labels. I've neglected labeling in the past few years -- unless the quilt was being given away. Sigh. I need to follow your example. I particularly enjoy your Northern Lights piece. Yep, time to hang some around the house!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I've been neglecting labels too! Once the quilt is finished, I don't feel like doing the rest...like labels. That's why I try to make them fun.

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  3. I love your quilts! But most of all you have given me hope for my hexie addiction! Quilt lables! I love it! Thank you for sharing! Visiting from Midweek Makers form Quilt Fabrication!

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    1. Thanks Miaismine, I'm also trying to find something else to do with hexies and other EPP. They are relaxing hand-sewing projects.

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  4. Those pieces are so amazing! I am so happy that you would get to use the piece you made for the blog hop last time for other events! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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    1. Thanks Alida. The show is this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it.

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