It was a double celebration downunder last night. First up, Kirsten attended a book launch party by Skype with her extended family in New Zealand. Then we flung the doors open (or would have but the air conditioning was on) at Pompom Rouge for our Australian book launch.
Kirsty and I took the opportunity to hang our Colourplay quilts together. Don't they look fabulous ?!(she says modestly). We can't wait to see them with the rest of the collection at Houston.
We popped some pink champagne:
And we couldn't resist this pear with with a streak of chartreuse:
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.