Thursday, October 11, 2007

Our Snowdonia Project

This beautiful quilt was made by Janine Jones, she is a very successful City and Guilds tutor at Coleg Menai in Bangor, North Wales. This is a memory quilt. Janine found letters and photos after the death of her mother. These were sent home by her father who served for some years in India during the 2nd World War. This would have been around 1945-47. The letters were on this very fine paper in tiny print, but she enlarged them on a photo copier and used them to write on her quilt. Her father's photo was transferred to fabric using a transfer solution and the colours in the quilt are reminiscent of India. The photo really does not do it justice.

Below is a detail of the quilt.

Here are photos of some of the individual works of art that were made for our Snowdonia project. A photo was taken from a book on North Wales of a lake called Llyn Dywarchen in Welsh, which is at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The photo was copied and divided into 12 pieces and we each made our piece exactly 10"x8", we were not quite sure how to hang these together, would we leave a slight gap between each one or stitch them all up together without leaving a gap. When we saw them all together it was decided to do the latter. This important job is going to be undertaken by Mary.


Jenny said...

Well done girls. Can't wait to see a pic of all of them together.

Joy Logan said...

Very interesting pieces all over this blog!

Helen Suzanne said...

I love all these textures that you guys have achieve. and Jannie... your memory quilt is wonderful.

Karin Hammel said...

Those landscape pieces are so inspiring! All the different techniques and textures. Can´t wait to see them put together.