It sounds like my experience was much the same as everyone's elses: taking delivery of an unexpected and heavy box, wondering WHAT it could possibly be, and then opening it to a jaw-droppingly wonderful piece of glass art by Ted Rips.
Ted chose the quilt I made for the Kilauea color challenge, which I called "Slice." It's one of my favorites of the colorplay set so I was delighted that he picked it. Here's the actual quilt. I love love love how Ted got the texture in the colored stripes.
Since receiving it, we've had this in the center of the dining room table where we admire it daily. It gets lots of rave reviews from visitors, too. It even coordinated nicely with the Halloween quilt I bring out for the holiday.
To Karen and Ted, this was such a lovely and surprising idea. Ted, I'm in awe of your artistry in glass and am thrilled to have a piece of your work.
Thank you both so much!
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.