Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Yemima Lavan, Child's Burden

She stood by the side and looked at us, a group of tourists.
Suddenly girls her age came by, wearing school uniforms, laughing and skipping gaily. She stood there and watched, She can't join them, because she is carrying her sister on her back.

Hand dyed, shibori, screen printed, fused, free motion on a domestic sewing machine.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Brigitte Kopp, Downtown

The movement of people in the city – scatting, lingering, pottering, with each other or without noticing the others - this fascinates me.

Own technique with inserted cords, layering different kinds of application, free motion machine and hand quilted/embroidered

Silk partly self painted or dyed, different cords, polyester batting and cotton backing, sil and cotton threads

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Bella Kaplan, Bird Eye View

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

Bird Eye View

My quilt tell the story about the place where I live. Its agricultural area, fruit, flowers and fields. A variety of colors and smell.

Hand dyed fabric, Hand  dyed batik, screen printed, painted, fused,  machine quilted.

Cotton fabric, polyester batting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Patchworkage - Furth, Germany 9th to 11th June 2017

Wide Horizons V will be at Patchworktage in Furth in June.

Barbara Lange and Uta Lenk will be there as well.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Storm 2 (Dark) by Leah Higgins

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

 Storm 2 (Dark)
This is a companion piece to Still 4 (Flow). The Storm / Still series is an exploration of the influence of place on my mental state. Storm 2 (Dark): on the worst of days. Despairing, desolate thoughts. Lost.
Pieced with fused applique, layered and machine quilted.

Artists own printed and dyed fabrics. Madeira Cotona threads.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wide Horizons V - Mother and child by Bodil Gardner

Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

Mother and child
When children arrive you change your mind about what is important and what can be ignored. Your Horizon changes, so to speak.

Appliqué with raw edges zigzagged, machine quilted.

Recycled materials, mostly cottons.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Showing at Patchworktage in Germany in June

Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil   collects and dissects any object that suits her inspiration, be it vegetal, manufactured or industrial. She likes to explore new ways of using and combining those materials.

Elizabeth also makes great use of photographs. She tries to capture the atmosphere and the emotions of a place, to later transcribe them in her drawings or her textile artwork. This way, her work can be seen as witnesses of nature, life and past times.

In some of her works, the thread is a guideline and the fabric becomes a support. By accumulating various materials, abstract figures are created that combine into a more complex design, not unlike a bas-relief.

Always searching for new colours, Elizabeth uses pasting, superimposition of fabrics and dyeing processes. This is probably one of the many singular aspects of her artwork.

Old cloth dyed the snow and working with the water-soluble son and miniaturized tissue. Quilting and embroidery machine. 

Beaded hand pearls, angelina, embroidery, tulle fabric