zondag 28 augustus 2016

In the Pink

my coat In the Pink 

In the Pink
Inspired by the bright pink fabric with flower print I carefully cut out the pattern pieces. I added a lot of black flowers, leaves and bugs with black fabric paint and stamps, stencils and thermofax screens.

I wet-felted the sleeves and parts of the skirt.
To make a transition between the woven fabric and the felt I used my needle-felting machine to integrate the parts.


There is a lot of applique and free motion quilting.

At FOQ 2016

woensdag 10 augustus 2016

The Cherrywood Challenge: The Lion King

My piece Twilight for The Lion King Challenge has been juried into the Challenge!
It will be one of the 120 quilts in the traveling collection.

The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge 2016 is getting ready to hit the road to travel for over a year.

The amazing response to the challenge (over 300 entries) was juried down to a fabulous collection of 120 traveling quilts. These quilts were selected from a pool of Finalists.
All 138 Finalists appear in this beautiful keepsake photo book, including the artist's statements

To add a bit of colour I used colour pencils.

Inspired by the fabrics I decided to depict the Lion King in the desert. The sun is going down. The lion is sleepy. The vultures are waiting..... The feeling of suspense in the air. 

The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge Traveling Exhibit SCHEDULE  (120 quilts ) .
September 15-17, 2016
AQS QuiltWeek, Chattanooga, Tennessee
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth at the show.
October 6-8, 2016
AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
November 2-6, 2016
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will be in booth (#??).
November - December 2016
Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, Minnesota
Gallery will be open on November 25, 26 and December 1-3
January 19-22, 2017
Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario, California
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth.
Karla is teaching "Color Wheel" on Wednesday night.
February 2017
Stevens County Museum Gallery, Morris, Minnesota
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Karla will give a presentation TBA
March 30 - April 1, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
April 6-8, 2017
MQX, Manchester, New Hampshire
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
April 25-29, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, Kentucky
*Traveling Exhibit displayed at the Convention Center*
Cherrywood will have a booth at the Rotary Quilt Show which is in the Robert Cherry Civic Center. This is a different building than the main AQS show but is a sanctioned part of the show. It is a little jewel of incredible antique quilts, hand-picked vendors and the Hoffman Challenge.
The LION KING quilts will be at the convention center.
May 4-6, 2017
Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS), Salt Lake City, Utah
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
June 7-10, 2017
Minnesota Quilt Show, Duluth, Minnesota
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth. This is our home-state show, so we have lots in store for the exhibit!
June 22-24, 2017
Sew Original Expo, Reno, Nevada
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
August 17-20, 2017
World Quilt New England, , New Hampshire
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
September 7-9, 2017
QuiltExpo Madison, Wisconsin
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth.
September 14-17, 2017 (tentative)
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
October 12-15, 2017
Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will be in booth #101.
November, 2017
Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, New York City, New York

The Hoffman Challenge 2016

This is my entry The Butterfly Effect.
1st place Clothing.


I used both the black and the white Challenge Fabrics and a lot of butterfly fabrics.

I used black textile paint to make the transition between the two.

On the skirt I added faces, cocoons and more black butterflies.
For those I used stencils and thermo-fax screens and machine embroidery.
There is a lot of empty space as well.

The collar has 3D black butterflies.

The top is made from the black Challenge fabric with a lot of extra butterflies added.

The Butterfly Effect
The concept that small events can have large, widespread consequences.
When we make even a tiny alteration to nature, we shall never know what would have happened if we had not disturbed it.
When small imprecisions matter greatly, the world is radically unpredictable.

Can we still reverse global warming, pollution, environmental disasters?

The Hoffman Challenge quilts will be traveling through the USA for a year.



zaterdag 16 januari 2016

Fly me to the moon

detail of Descartes Highlands

Both my quilts, Winterwonderland and Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16, have been juried into Fly Me to the Moon! 

Fly Me to the Moon is An Art Quilt Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Man’s Walk on the Moon. This is a multi-faceted juried exhibition. Pieces selected will travel for the next four years. Venues TBD. Interest has been shown by several large quilt venues. Hopefully the exhibit will also be in museums and galleries and NASA facilities. Most participants are from the United States. International participants are from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 

The organizer Susanne Miller Jones did a lot of research and made a list of desired topics for quilts. This way there is a wide variety of quilts. The collection is made up of about 175 quilts!

My first choice was  Apollo Missions.

detail of Descartes Hihglands

I found a piece of fabric depicting the landing on the moon of Apollo 16. In the end I only used a tiny strip of the fabric. It was
enough to imagine the rest of the quilt. The vastness of the universe , the structure of the moon surface.
Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16

My second choice was Romantic Moon.

detail of Winterwonderland

A sleigh ride in the snow, freezing cold, but soooo romantic.

Especially with a full moon.

A castle in the background. What more could you wish for?


Fly Me to the Moon Exhibit Schedule as of 4/18/2016

Houston International Quilt Festival, November 3-6, 2016

January 19-22, 2017:
Road to California in Ontario, CA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

Chicago International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois (54 quilts will be shown) April 6-8, 2017.

June 2-4, 2017
Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia
Chantilly, Virginia

May 4-6, 2017:
14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

June 15-17, 2017:
Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expos in Reno, NV (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

August 17-19 2017
World quilt show New England

September 14-17 2017
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

January, 2018 Dates to be announced:
Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

May 11 – 22, 2018 :
Bad Lauterberg im Harz, Germany (90 quilts will be exhibited)

maandag 5 oktober 2015

ATT Quiltergilde 2015

The exhibition was a great success.
Besides all the lovely quilts of members of the Quiltersgilde, I had 6 of my coats in the show.

here an impression:


There are snakes lurking in the grass

Tickled pink



The emperor's garden
I had a great time talking to visitors and explaining about my work.

for pictures of the quilts:

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

Over the Rainbow

For this coat I used hand-dyed fabric by Heide Stoll-Weber of www.farbstoff.com for the background. I bought a piece of her sateen once, but that was not enough, so I contacted Heide and asked her to send me more, something that would go with what I already had.

This is the 2015 Hoffman Challenge fabric

I used the Hoffman Challenge fabric together with other stripes and checkers and vintage sari fabric to make the top and 4 large butterflies.

I always work on a base fabric, in this case a white batting.
I chose different pieces of the rainbow fabric to fill out the background, as I wanted to work from dark at the bottom to orange and yellow on the top.

After assembling the various parts I quilted the pieces and finished the coat.

The butterflies are flying over the rainbow.
The top of the coat resembles a morphing butterfly ready to follow and fly away
Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow won 1st place Aurifil in the 2015 Hoffman Challenge, USA