Fields of Gold
This quilt was LOST o/a October 11, 2011, in Lomita, California, after returning from an exhibit; more information is on my blog http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog/?p=6521. If you see it, please contact me using the "Contact" page.
The center portion of this piece was designed as a project for a book I'm writing about using thread on the surface of a quilt. While it was hanging on the design wall, my friend Lisa Walton sent me a metre of her inspiring hand-dyed fabric--gorgeous green, gold and rust. I pinned it up on the wall, wondering how I could use it for a journal quilt. You can visit Lisa's website, Dyed and Gone to Heaven, and yes...she ships worldwide!
Then inspiration hit: the green and gold section meshed perfectly with my little "sunset trees." Then, my friend Deborah's quilt, Fields of Gold, worked its way into my subconscious. (Deborah's website is here, Deborah's Studio). As I mulled over how I would quilt the hand-dyed portion, the lyrics to the Fields of Gold song by Sting popped into my head, and images of bowing grasses were replaced by wheat blowing in the wind.
Shown at Art Quilts XIII, the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona, October to December 2008. Juried into the Contemporary Colorations II exhibit at the National Quilt Association show, Columbus, Ohio, June 2009.
Size: 18 1/4 by 20 3/4 inches.
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