Whenever I think of spices I either think of the great Pakistani run cash and carry near where I work or the spice stalls on the Marrakesh souk. Just outside the souk is the Cafe Argana where I sat on the terrace and ate tagine containing spices. Sadly on 28th April a bomb killed seventeen people of many nationalities and destroyed the cafe. This is my memorial to them with 17 stripes ( dyed with turmeric) and 17 straight and 17 cross stitches.
Is it just me or are the rest of you having trouble photographing these colours? The hand monoprinted fabric with gold accents refuses to look shimmery whatever I do with the camera.
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.