Thursday, April 19, 2007



This is my finished project from a class that I took with Lesley Riley at the Quilt Show in Chicago! The class was so great, we did many different mixed media parts to complete this art quilt! We did a medium transfer (the bird onto fabric) , we dyed the fabric the transfers are on, we did a water transfer off of glossy cardstock(the eggs), we painted the lutradur and used a tool to burn it and create the branches that are set over the bird image, we painted and burned felt to create the dimensional branches that are over the lutradur branches, and we have real branches over that. We painted the wood split eggs and created a pleasing fabric base for everything. Everyone in the class, and the class was full, did end up with a gorgeous piece and they all looked different depending on the colors that each person lended towards and their placement and style of course! This was just great fun and I loved the class! Hugs,Patti

11 comments:

kerrip said...

Fabulous, Patti!!! I am sure you're going to take Leslie's teachings and just amaze us with your creations. What a wonderful place that show must have been!!! I am not a quilter, but wish I had the time for just one more creative outlet. Maybe someday I'll work it into my repertoire, but in the meantime I will just adore yours!!!

kerrip said...

Hi Patti,
I was going to send you a personal email but I cleaned out my mailbox and I have your address at home. Thank you for your kind words about my upcoming Somerset Workshop opportunity. I am very excited and hope to do it justice!!!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I'm going to have to sign up for a class next year. We spent our time at the museums on Saturday, but, I think I'd like to spend my extra day at a class next year.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

*speechless*... gulp!

WOW..... I must get back into textiles again, its been such a long time.
Seeing your fabulous work and use of colour reminded me why I studied textiles all those years ago in the first place.
wow...

Laura Krasinski said...

Oh Patti.. I loved taking this class with you.. YOu always inspire me.. You just have such a wonderful eye for art and composition... Geeezzz... now can you finish mine? Hugs..

Marilyn Rock said...

Patti-your class quilt is awesome; it's truly my favorite - honestly. You know how I love birds and branches - eggs!! You really took off with the techniques; I just can't get over how detailed one can get with fabric. Beautiful - thanks so much for sharing. Love,Marilyn

Ruth Rae said...

I wanted so badly to go to this show!!!! the quilt you made in Lesley class is amazing!!!
WOW! it looks like you had a blast there!

Jacky said...

Wow Patti.... you are an amazing textile artist. I was just blown away by this beautiful quilt and all of the gorgeous images. If Leslie ever comes out to Australia I will be sure to take one her classes. Would love to learn those transfer techniques. So contemporary, just love it.
Clever, clever lady.

Deb L said...

Wow! This is simply beautiful, Patti! So many techniques in one class ... isn't Leslie a great teacher?

Linda said...

Patti!!! Your class project is absolutely gorgeous!! What a great job you did!! I want it!! LOL!
love from The Duchess

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!