Monday, December 15, 2014

Fiberart For A Cause 2015

I am thrilled to be an invited artist for "The 100" to be held on February 4, 2015.  The goal for this fundraiser is to raise $10,000 in one day!!  
For more information click here
Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 thanks the amazing Virginia Spiegel and the generosity of fiber artists and patrons.
My work has recently been published in the new Dec/Jan Quilting Arts Magazine 2015 in my article "Mini Puzzle Quilts" Not only will you receive the mini-quilt but the magazine in which it has been published! 
"Bottle from Pa"  includes the brush hanger too! Almost a $200.00 value for a mere $100.00 and a donation for an excellent cause!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

fab painted fabrics in color on my Etsy shoppe

"Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Escape.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now."
Rumi
Painting fabrics is a spontaneous and wonderful thing to do when I don't have much time to work on intensive projects. 


I can splash on paint and spread it about, creating wonderful serendipitous color mixes, playing with print offs or adding thermal fax silkscreens from my photography. My other non-quilty pleasure!

Some of these can be found on my Etsy Shop- for Sale if you would like! 
Threads and all!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Thermal Fax SilkScreen Demo Dec 13 Dover NH

I'm sharing my Thermal Fax silk Screen technique at Village Goldsmith Gallery, Dover NH, this Sat, Dec 13 2014 from -10-4.

Bring a plain T-shirt and I'll screen it for you!
this is the news blurb
"Wen Redmond, mixed media fiber artist, will be on hand to demo some of her signature techniques. Wen mixes photography, printing and more with fabric for unique and interesting approaches to fiber art. Bring a T-shirt for her to do a Thermal Fax Silk Screen Image on! Wen will have samples to show, fabric to sell plus a huge inventory already at the Village Goldsmith Gallery! You won't want to miss this!"

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hudson Valley Holographic Images and More Workshop

Just back from 3 days of fabric painting, thermal fax screening and using those fabrics to create our Holographic Images. The workshop took place at Hudson Valley Art Workshops in Greenville, NY.
It's a lovely B and B with many art workshops to choose from- see more info here
They provide AC rooms, excellent gourmet food, and delicious cookies! Prepare to indulge!
We spent the first day exploring painting and created several fabric to choose from for our border fabrics.
The second day, we used our own images to create 4 thermal fax screens that were just the right size to  add thermal fax screen details to our sewn borders!
The last day we sewed and completed our Holograghic Images.
A candid shot of our reflections from the demo mirror!

Finished!
Thank you Garrie, Lisa, Manon, Barb, Barbara, and Grace for being a gem of a class!
It was challenging, wonderful and a truly unique teaching experience!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Workshop Series- Puzzle Mini Photo Collage Quilt

My new Digital Fiber work references the traditional quilt technique of working in squares or segments. I use photographs instead of geometric designs. These are cut and re-sewn together for a somewhat foldable and packable project. 
Work with  black and white images. Color with art materials that can travel in today's world.
Creates a small unique segmented foldable quilt.
 
New finishing techniques!

Published in Quilting Arts Magazine! (Link in sidebar--)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CRANE

Throw Back Thursday Quilt from 1992 
Based on the poem- ‘Rice will not grow in New Hampshire . The Chinese do not know this. They travel with small white flutes.” Auther unknown
Original design based on origami folding. Each crane is pieced with different fabric and flys over a vertically pieced rice fields, embellished with 3-D leaves and freshwater pearl rice. 

Cottons marbleized, hand painted, batiks, silks, antique kimono silks. Metallic Quilting and couching. 21x43

Friday, November 7, 2014

Behind the Shadow, Waiting to Shine

Throw Back Thursday Quilt 
Behind the Shadow was the second art quilt I made in response to 9/11 tragedies. At that time. it was my hope that a new precedent would be set to bring our country into a new thought level beyond revenge. 

Intuitive curved piecing, free appliqué, and decorative machine quilting. Hand painted and dyed cottons.35x56


This piece was exhibited in Quilt 21 –American Arts quilts at the Brush Factory and included in their catalog.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

First Star Farm

Throw Back Thursday Quilt
1984
Scrap Pieced Traditional pattern using untraditional cotton fabrics. Three houses set among tree blocks is inspired by our New England antique cape home which was being restored at the time. I made each house block different, reflecting all of our decision-making processes. 
Published in Quilters International, now defunct, about 1991 or earlier...

9/11 then- Our Grief is Not a Cry for War

I was raised in NJ and had some friends tell me stories of that day- how folks in nearby office buildings could see the people in the Towers holding hands, forming a chain, to snake their way down the stairs before the buildings collapsed. 
I did respond to that then and I'm reposting it again. 

 Intuitive curved piecing, bonding, painted. Net, organza, and cotton.  2001   35x56
the flag flies behind the towers
painted hands circle the border
title written on the Hudson River

original mock up

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Infused with Delight

Infused with Delight is a journaling result from my latest Stalking the Wild Print Workshop.
(see workshop tab at top of blog for description)
It's an organic, fun and absolutely simple print making technique!
finish, folded

left threads, added silk organza prints
center fold out
love tearing the edges of the pages for undulating side view
outlined some prints with marker and thread
I like the way the stitched outlines show on reverse
added words with simple iron on image transfer
some pages received extra paint to highlife the leaf prints
love the way this journal presents texture in touch, feel and sight
the limited colors tie the book together. This page has a bit of the plastic sheet I work on sewn in.
some of the prints were made with fabric, which are raw edged, and sewn in
don't know why I love doing these so much but I'm 'infused with delight!'

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Newsletter

Hi Everyone!
What a beautiful Fall we’re having. I hope you’re getting out to enjoy the Fall Colors!
I am trimming my workshop offerings as I head toward a partial retirement but here are 2 with sign-up deadlines coming up-
video

1 Join Wen Redmond And Michele O’Neil Kincaid
Sign UP Deadline Dec 10, 2014!!
Fiber Art Directions1
Feb 28 to March 9 2015
Come enjoy good food, fine vessel, Caribbean, and quilting!
Select from 6 stress free, fun workshops!
Questions & booking, please contact Gloria Cook, Cruise Consultant
Toll free or 888-719-7698 email gloria@cruise-consultants.com
Or
puzzle quilt
holographic work
piecing in the flow
2 Hudson River Valley Art Workshops Dec 4-7
Greenville, NY
Holographic Memories and More
           
         Complete an innovative 3-D effect, Holographic Image, from your own photograph, painted fabric and photo-silk screened image. This unique presentation will amaze your friends and is so much fun to create! Each student will mount and finish a 12x14 picture!

Some pre-workshop image preparation.

Greenville, NY 
holographic work with hand painted and thermal fax silkscreen borders
side view
and
There is a list of my workshops on my blog tabs on top-  http://fiberartgoddess.blogspot.com
and if you scroll my blog - there are posts about different workshops.

and I have occasional sales on my Sales Blog-  http://wenredmond.blogspot.com 

Published
500 Traditional Quilts- 3 early works

Upcoming Exhibits
NEW DIRECTIONS ’14, Barrett Art Center’s 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition
            Our distinguished juror for New Directions ’14, Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, has thoughtfully and carefully selected 52 works by 74 artists from a total of 653 eligible entries from 202 artists nationwide.
            The New Directions ’14 exhibit will be on display from Saturday, September 27, 2014 through Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the historic Barrett Art Gallery 1850’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber- IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
36 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
On View Friday, October 17 - Saturday, November 8, 2014
Artist Reception October 24, 2014


Exhibit Invitational ‘Living with Craft’ Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 

Exhibit Invitational "Fibrations" Great Hall in Springfield, VT. Opens on November 7, 2014, and go through Spring 2015

Radical Elements Foundation Arts Center, Silver Springs, MD

Dinner at 8, Houston at the International Quilt Festival. TX

SAQA Auction, ‘When I think of You’- sold

And a big YES from Quilt National!

Local exhibits at 100 Market St Alternative Gallery and New Hampshire Art Galleries Portsmouth and Emporium Gallery South Berwick Me

DVD”s
New DIGITAL FIBER Technique!
Textured Photography!
Explore a new avenue for your quilt art using a combination of digital photography and textured backgrounds.


Holographic Memories DIGITAL FIBER Technique DVD
Now available as download and on sale!
Capture your loved ones or favorite subjects in lifelike imagery.

PROCESS
If you’re curious about my process, I have done a blog post about my process of "Amazements of the Tender Reflections" that was accepted in Houston at the Quilt Festival.



Thanks!
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