Especially for our princess lorikeet, here's a picture taken this morning a bit before the opening. :-)
We had about 500 visitors today, which is rather good for a Thursday, I think.
Some people knew already about the group and the Colorplay series, and there were a few real Twelve by Twelve fans among them! Most visitors were interested to hear about our story and had lots of interesting questions to ask. I think I talked almost non-stop from 10am to 5pm. Now I need a little rest.
More pictures tomorrow.
And our exhibition formed the backdrop for a news item on Alsace Matin television:
We were fortunate that Colourplay was displayed at Espace des Tisserands, the premier exhibition space in the village of Sainte Marie aux Mines with gallery-style white walls, high ceilings and excellent lighting:
This is the view from outside. Doesn't even quilt show have a saucisson stand near by?!
And here are some overall shots of the valley:
Inside our exhibit formed a colourful display:
On Thursday and Friday, school groups visited Espace des Tisserands and completed detailed assignments on their favourite quilts. Several student chose pieces from the Colourplay exhibit:
THANK YOU to the many people who let us know how much they enjoyed our book and how our collaborative project had inspired them to start their own group challenge. This is a selfie of Brenda with Anita Fors (left) and Gunnel Wright from Göteborg, Sweden who are part of the Fria Tyglar/ Free Reins challenge group:
If you missed the European Patchwork Meeting and live near Belgium, you can catch the final Colourplay exhibition at Association Belge du Patchwork, Enghien, Belgium: 2-5 October 2014.
It is wonderful to be here in France for the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition and Australia Quilts. However, "la cerise sur le gâteau" is to finally meet Françoise after 8 years of internet exchanges and seven years of collaboration with Twelve by Twelve projects. Here we are together at a SAQA function.
For me, I have now met all the other Twelves. And Françoise has met six. Each time is a complete confirmation of the special bond of being a "Twelve" and I am turely grateful
LLI wrap up this Colourplay Countdown with a few glimpses of orange that I have spotted in my travels en route the the European Patchwork Meeting and the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition. It's been fun to revisit the Colourplay challenge palettes (even my husband has secretly enjoyed it, pointing out photo opportunities along the way ). If you are at the European Patchwork Meeting, please do say hello!
We are twelve quilt artists who have embarked on an art challenge together. For four years, we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette.
For 2012, 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 use this blog to share our process, progress, and results. 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.