Friday, November 16, 2007

Journal Quilt 2007

Follow this link to see my journal quilt that was on display at the International
Quilt Festival in Houston.
Look for my quilt on page 6. Gosh I can see things that I could have done better. Don't
you just hate it when you finish a project and then find flaws. That's a part of growing
I guess!

Artist Statement

Angela F. Moore

Memphis, Tennessee

USA: Moonlight Over Mount Baobab

Creative techniques used: discharging (p266); shiva paintsticks (90); threadpaint (p71)

Seeing the California Mountains for the first time was breathtaking! For this quilt I wanted to capture the synergy of a beautiful mountain with the moon shinning. I began my journal quilt by selecting a piece of blue green African inspired fabric for the quilt background. Then I began playing around with different fabrics to support the focus fabric and I came up with using different shades of orange.

Using gold iridescent Shiva Paintsticks I added texture to the background using corrugated cardboard as a rubbing plate. I knew I wanted to experiment wihth discharging black fabric for creating the moon. My second attempt was better than the first. I think the beaded leaf vines using bugle and seed beads add dimension to the composition. To make the mountain I drew a simple shape and centered it over the moon and zigzagged it in place. Then I sewed gold sequins and seed beads on the mountain for added texture. The free motion quilting on the mountain with rayon thread and the wavy quilted lines on the blue green background with metallic thread complement each other.

In the early stages of making the quilt I came upon my horoscope that described me as a "Baobab tree blooming under moonlight when I do my best collaboration work". The Baobab tree is native to Africa and Australia, hence the name Moonlight Over Mount Baobab. After reading this I added the tree. The tree was sketched on two sheets of Sulky Solvy and threadpainted. Adding the tree was another way to set the tone for the quilt. The discovery I made was I like the ease of sewing, weight, and look of using unbleached muslin for the middle layer of the quilt. For sometime I have wanted to collaborate with this group. I am glad I did and learned a lot in the process.

Peace, Love, and Art

Friday, November 02, 2007

Way To Women Wellness Art Bra Challenge

The Way to Women's Wellness Art Bra challenge was created by Victoria Brown at in 2003. The foundation promotes women's health. The 2006
theme was breast cancer. For information contact   I just really really enjoyed
doing this and think my bra is so cool.
My Art Bra

Journal Page
Title: What Color is Your Heart

Techniques: Thread Lace, Beading, Applique, Stamping, Painting
Construction: Handstitched, Embellished Lining
Materials: Fabric Paints, Bows, Buttons, Ribbon, Thread, Fabric, Beads, Yarns
The word heart is the most poetic organ of the body. It is considered the symbolic seat of affection and symbolizes courage. In the Wizard of Oz the tin woodsman is seeking a heart in both senses. Metaphorically you can take to heart, eat your heart out, win the heart, break the heart, wear your heart on your sleeve and warm the cockles of your heart. You can be faint hearted, cold hearted as "Hannah", or young at heart. You can sing Peg O" My Heart, Two Hearts, With Every Beat of My Heart or Heartbreak Hotel. Physicians do not speak metaphorically when they say, "I am going to listen to your heart". Here any poetic meaning in our thoughts, actions, or feelings become remote. Because if you do not take care of your heart, exercise it and protect it from disease, your heart might ATTACK you.

Peace, Love, and Art


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