Whenever I go to a quilt show that has some quilts by Pauline Salzman it seems inevitable that some of them will be among my favorites.  That is the case with QuiltFest 2014 in Jacksonville (Florida).

Here are two of Pauline Salzman recent award winning quilts along with a close up shot or two.

The first one is “Still Life.”

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The second quilt is named “Crime Scene Investigation.”

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Our Guild has a challenge in 2014 for each member to complete their UFOs.  I thought maybe I would end up at year’s end being the only person who failed to complete a single project that was already an unfinished object at the start of the year.  However, I finally started working on them.  The one that was just finished is “Last Blooms.” The three center sections are made by drawing with thickened dye on a silk screen. When the drawing on the screen is dry, additional dye is squeegeed through the screen several times  across the fabric gradually breaking down the drawing until it fades away.  The rest of the fabrics are commercial fabrics.

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“Nightwatch” is the newest completed quilt.  It was with me to sew the binding at the MakerFaireOrlando. However, I was so excited about the MakerFaire and busy doing demos and talking to everyone that I only sewed about 4 inches the entire weekend. MakerFaire was a wonderful experience and it has taken me about a week to recover.  Finally now I have finished the quilt binding.  I love and am still challenged by how to incorporate photos into quilts.  In this example the image is a virtual world portrait/landscape photograph.

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Two of my favorite things are combined into this newest mini quilt, virtual world photography and quilting.  Several virtual world photos were altered and blended in Photoshop, printed on fabric by Spoonflower, and then the layers were thread painted.  I named it “Dreamscape.”

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Getting ready for MakerFaire has kept me jumping. This year the MakerFaire Orlando will be a full size event held at the Orlando Science Center on September 13th and 14th.  Three other fabric friends and I, under the name of Geeky Chic, will be exhibiting our handmade products and doing demos for the full two days. We expect it to be a great deal of fun.

You can follow GeekyChic on Social Media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GeekyChicFlorida

Twitter: www.twitter.com/GeekyChicFla

Instagram: geekychicflorida

Besides me, Geeky Chic consists of Etta, Rene, and Yanick. We will exhibit a variety of handmade items with the common element of fabric.  There are items made for storing technology, items with photos printed on fabric, and others with themes including gaming, science, robots, and travel.  If you are anywhere around the area, I hope that you come by and visit our booth on the 4th floor in the Dino Digs area of the Orlando Science Center.
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A hawk has been hanging around near my house.  A truly beautiful bird.  But when I see the baby ducks bobbing up and down in the nearby pond, I worry that they are the reason for the hawks visits.  I know a hawk can’t help being a hawk. What can I say.

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