Journals 2004, January


Journals 2004, January

A rare snow on San Juan Island in early January provided the image for the first five journals this year. I scanned this photo of snowy woods near our home into the computer, then framed it in black sateen. Using thread, I continued the image beyond the photo onto the border. Karey Bresenhan, Director of the International Quilt Festival, organized the JOURNAL QUILT PROJECT as a "free-form exercise in creativity, specifically planned to encourage quilt artists to stretch and grow by trying new methods; by experimenting with color, image, composition, materials, and/or technique; by keeping an informal journal to record the influences on their experimental work and their own reactions to this work; and by showing the further influence of time on an artist's creative development and personal progress."

This quilt, pictured full-page, opens the section on Plants, Flowers and Trees in Creative Quilting:  The Journal Quilt Project, by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, along with my January and February 2006 journal quilts.

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