Quilting Arts Calendar Challenge 2010

Good evening,
Last week I received some good news: one of the two pieces I entered into the Quilting Arts Calendar Challenge 2010 “Flavor of the Month” was accepted as a finalist. The piece is 12″ x 12″, and it is called “Sopa Rosita”, it is the flavor for the month of November.

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My sister Andrea’s birthday is November 12th. My mom made our day more special by cooking our favourite foods.¬†Andrea’s request was always Sopa Rosita, which was our family’s version of the Russian Borscht (my grandmother was Russian) – cream of beet soup made pink by the addition of a swirl of cream. So, every November Andrea got her wish and her soup, and I got to sit at the table and look at my plate thinking of a way to make it disappear because I did not like it at all! Whenever I think of the month of November, I think of my sister, and her love of Sopa Rosita.

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Materials: fabric hand dyed with Procion Dyes, acrylic paint, felt, cotton fabric, Misty Fuse, silk organza, Angelina fibres, floral wire, jewelry wire, DMC embroidery thread, stuffing, cotton thread; antique wooden letterpress letters used as stamps, cotton batting

Techniques: hand dyed fabric, stamping, painting, cord making, machine appliqued, machine quilted

I will post the second piece in a separate blog. I believe we will receive the results of which 13 quilts made it into the calendar around May 10th. I’ll keep you posted.

And in the meantime, keep quilting.

Ana
PS: send me a comment or two and let me know what you think. Thanks.

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