I especially like this piece because of its faint echoes to Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Terry designed the figure of Judith in Illustrator and inkjet printed it onto cotton fabric. Terry explains, “The fused composition was layered and machine stitched and quilted. This piece was the first place winner in a challenge competition and one of the pieces I have most enjoyed making in all of my quiltmaking experience.”
Terry Grant has a degree in art and was a painter and printmaker before turning her attention to fabric art. Her work has appeared in several books and magazines and has been exhibited at the Houston International Quilt Festival, Quilt Expo in Lyon, France, The Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters in Seattle and numerous regional and local shows. Most recently she has had a piece traveling with Fine Focus ’06, a national juried show of small format art quilts.
For more details, visit Terry’s artist’s page for the Reverse Auction here.
Peg made this piece specifically for the Invitational Reverse Auction. It is made of hand-dyed cotton, silk organza, paint, pastels, rayon and silk threads. It is appliqued and free motion quilted.
Peg drew inspiration from her own garden: “Last summer I filled many pages in my journal with sketches and drawings of my garden. In review I was fascinated by the rosehips…their variety in color and shape…and their longevity.” As a gardener, I am drawn to not only the botanical correctness of this artwork, but also its evocative color.
Peg exhibits her work nationally and internationally; her work has appeared in Quilter’s World, Arte de patchwork and Quilting Arts magazines. She is currently a member of the Board of
Directors of Studio Art Quilt Associates, and serves as the chair of the Exhibition Committee. Additionally Peg teaches on a limited basis, and enjoys working as an exhibit curator and juror.
For more details about Rose Hips 1, visit Peg’s artist’s page for the Reverse Auction here.
See more art quilts, beaded jewelry and wearable art for the Reverse Auction here. All donations are made directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.