Rollin into The Quilt Fest of New Jersey- March 6-9, 2014- Somerset, New Jersey. Hope you have a chance to see this 27 piece “Cool Classic Rides” collection! Thanks to Mancuso Inc. Valdani Threads and to Deborah Stanley.
All 27 ” Cool Classic Rides” stitched heavily with Valdani threads. First Mancuso show kicks off Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 27th-March 2, 2014 in Hampton, Virginia. Send me a couple of photos if you plan to be there!
Check out Mancuso dates/venues here, (special exhibits) Much thanks to Valdani Threads, Mancuso Inc. and Deborah Stanley. Stay tuned!
Hope to see ya on the road,
Hope you are able to attend a show or two to see these up close and personal. Many thanks to Mancuso Inc. Deborah Stanley and Fabulous Valdani Threads Inc.
Hope you have a chance to view the collection up close and personal! The concept began in 2011. Cut-up quilts, leftover fabric painted pieces, men’s vintage ties and wool scraps define each car. All 27 cars have approx. 15-25 tiny pieces of fabric to compose each ride. All 27 heavily stitched using Valdani cotton threads. Many thanks to Mancuso Inc. Valdani Threads and Deborah Stanley.
Its been a wild and crazy ride. Two years ago I started with my first cool ride, Mini Cooper. Even though the mini will not be touring with the others, it’s a cool ride, not a classic. Finally in the wrapping up stage of the 27 piece collection. Sizes vary from 12 x 12 to 24 x 30. So excited to have “Cool Classic Rides” debut at Soft Expressions Upstairs Gallery this September, 2013. In addition, “Cool Classic Rides” Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2014 through the World Quilt Show-Florida. The entire collection will be featured at the Avantgarden Gallery here in Santa Ana 2015, specific date/dates pending. Many thanks to Valdani Threads. I absolutely love the quality of these beautiful variegated hand dyed cotton threads. All 27 cars have been heavily stitched using these fantastic spools of eye candy. Thank you for your sponsorship! Happy girl indeed!
Faces can be challenging. Every little detail along with shadows and highlights are so important, especially if you want to capture the true essence of the individual your working on. A loved one or a commissioned piece can be daunting. To capture a simple frown or those well deserved lifelines. To define using threads helps a great deal in capturing those moments in a realistic way.
To the far left is a sketch from a ten-year old photo. The same sketch was traced onto worded cotton fabric. By stitching heavily with threads I was able to define what this person looks like now. I used the reversed side of the fabric so that the words would look like shadows. It worked great! Much more to do……..
Cotton variegated pale hues courtesy of Valdani Threads
Taking a bit of a detour from my “Cool Classic Rides” to finish up a couple of special exhibits.
“Delphinium fields” A 8 piece floral collection curated by Deborah Stanley will be in travel mode starting May 2013. Thrilled to have “Handful” travel the full circuit of shows with the Mancuso quilt shows organization. Honored to be amongst such wonderful talented artists. Artistic Expressions is a wonderful group founded by Deborah Stanley. Each of us brings a bevy of artistic ideas to the table at every meet. Much more additional info here…http://5artisticexpressions.blogspot.com
Hand painted cotton canvas. Raw-edge work. Heavily stitched using a wide variety of variegated cottons and pearl cotton threads from Valdani