Monday, 10 March 2014

Janet at Olympia

Out of the Fold member Janet Valentine will be exhibiting work as part of the Contemporary Quilt Group at the Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia from 13th - 16th March 2014

Janet says:
"After being chosen to represent QGBI Region 8 at the NEC for the 'In the Spotlight' competition in 2013, I really didn't think I would also get a chance to have two of my quilts at the Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia, London in 2014 
'Underground 150' by Janet Valentine

'Underground 150 (detail)

Underground 150 was the quilt made for the NEC last year. Using hand dyed fabrics to represent the different colours of the Underground lines in London I then stitched station names onto this to create a background for the tube trains. Where the lines connect the station names were them stitched in the connecting colour. Sounds complicated but there was a system/pattern to it which seemed to work. It was a very exciting exhibition to be involved in.

'From Near to Far' by Janet Valentine Triptych
From Near, From Far and In Finer Focus was the triptych I made for OOTF's exhibition last year entitled Finer Focus. I hand dyed the recycled calico in the colours that appeared in my photos of Melbourne, Australia. Using these fabrics I pieced a backdrop gridwork and then top-stitched the sun and it's rays onto it. Using a combination of black fabric, net and felt, I used the set patterns in my sewing machine to sandwich these together and to create a textured fabric for the buildings"

From Near to Far (detail)

From Near to Far (detail)