Saturday, March 1, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
|Leave My Land Alone|
my last 20/12 series quilt
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
No need to actually lace up your tennis shoes for this virtual race.
It's as easy as donating directly to the ACS through Fiberart For A Cause
beginning January 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. Central
For each $1 you donate, we will be 1 meter closer to the finish line.
$5000 donated = We all reach the 5K Finish Line
Fantastic prizes from our very generous sponsors as we reach 1K ($1000 raised), 2K ($2000 raised), etc. with a Grand Prize Package when we reach our 5K goal.
12x12 artist Deborah Boschert is included in the 4K level of prizes. She's donated a copy of the Twelve by Twelve book and a copy of her dvd Contemporary Fabric Collage.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Twelve by Twelve is happy to join Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014. Brenda and Françoise will meet up in Alsace, France and all 144 Colourplay works will be on display in from 18-21 September. In addition, Brenda is curating a special exhibit of Australian quilts and will be teaching two one-day classes - Serendipity Circles and Stacks of Improvisation. We look forward to meeting some of our European readers.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Deborah's work Rocks, Rivers and Rooftops incorporates many of her favorite motifs and techniques: the houses, the hand embroidery, handwriting as surface design, a painted stenciled twig and the arch over the top of the suggested landscape. You can read the surprising back story to this piece on Deborah's blog and learn some of these techniques yourself in Deborah's new online workshop called Branches, Buds and Blossoms Fabric Collage.
Karen stitched a piece of fabric with wool felt underneath to shrink it up for texture. After bleaching, she overdyed it a very pale blue, which took away the cream color. Raised circles, created with buttons, adds extra interest.
International Quilt Festival, Houston in person, be sure to check out the following exhibits that also features works by some of the Twelves:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
We have had the BEST day with Karen and Ted! I adore them both. They are funny, loving and gracious.
We're feeling the love. Congratulations on making Twelve by Twelve history!
PS: If you look carefully, you can see Peter and Ted (with the cap) reflected in the background of the photo.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge is available from a range of suppliers including Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Check out your favourite store.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This is "In Light Of" from the gray challenge of the ColorPlay Series. The white bare tree shape was created with a freezer paper stencil. It's very similar to the tree from the workshop sample.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
So far the Colorplay Series has been exhibited in the United States, England, Australia and New Zealand and we are excited to announce that the exhibition continues on tour to Europe. You can view all 144 Colorplay quilts at :
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Brenda's contribution is somewhat reminiscent of her quilt from our Color Play Series, Lorikeet theme, Lorikeet Circus. At least they are both inspired by birds! You can read more about the creation of this quilt on Brenda's blog post. I love Brenda's brilliant way of making a quilt seem both organized and spontaneous!
Helen's SAQA auction quilt is a small version of her spectacular Brick Lane quilt. There are several videos about the process of creating this quilt on Helen's PlanCreateSuceed blog. I just love all the elements in this quilt and how thoughtfully they are combined.
Section 3 - September 23 at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 3 - September 24 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 3 - September 25 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 3 - September 26 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 3 - September 27 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 3 - September 28 at 2:00 Eastern - $75