Virginia A. Spiegel
Photo by Deidre Adams
Midwest, a new artwork, will exhibit in Stitched Together, a juried regional Il/WI Studio Art Quilt Associates’ exhibit touring in 2017 and 2018. See all the accepted work here.
Midwest – Detail
Materials: White cotton fabric painted with acrylic textile paint,
polyester fabric, ink, batting, rayon and polyester thread,
miniature paper fasteners.
I really do love the Midwest as you can probably tell from my artist’s statement for this artwork:
My husband and I travel frequently between Illinois and Wisconsin, visiting family. I never fail to exclaim [100% TRUE!] at the top of one certain hill, ” It’s so beautiful.” Spread below me is a tapestry of red barns, fallow fields etched with stubble, and green fields woven with this year’s crops. What could be more Midwestern than that?
Midwest – Detail 2
Techniques: Machine piece, machine quilt, hand applique,
paint, punch, fasten, letter, screen print, ink, spatter
I am currently infatuated with miniature paper fasteners – see Moose Bay. Here I used them to reference the yard light with which no farm would be without. The blue/green divisions between the fields are hard to see without high res photos, but are painted batting. Texture, texture, texture.