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GALLERY 2B - ART QUILTS
Susan Faber, Textile Artist
FLORA BOREALIS: THE
In this mystical garden the flowers bloom at
midnight with a radiance akin to the Aurora Borealis.
The glow is so bright that Willy Worm has to wear his shades. I made this quilt for my
sister, Jan. We were born and raised in Ohio. The background has 6" Ohio
Star blocks in cotton and fancy black fabrics. The border is sculptured Doesuede.
The flowers are satin, taffeta, cotton and tissue lame fused to interfacing.
The edges are satin-stitched with rayon and Sliver threads. The flowers were
completely made and sewn together in a "web" before being applied to the black
background which was already quilted. The border is quilted with rainbow Sliver
thread and the flower rays are Prizm Lights thread. Following are the honors this
quilt has achieved.
First Place in the Mixed Media Large category at
the 1997 Houston Quilt Festival
Exhibited at Quilt Expo VI, Innsbruck, Austria, in May 1998
Won Third Place in the innovative category at the 1997 Pennsylvania National Quilt
Honorable Mention in Professional Mixed Techniques at the 1997 Asheville (NC) Quilt Show
Merit Award for Successful Blend of Innovation and Tradition at the 1997 Asheville Quilt
BIJIN: BEAUTIFUL LADIES
Bijin (pronounced bee-zheen') is appliqued and quilted by machine. The
fabrics are satin, taffeta, jacquard, brocade, tricot lame and Ultrasuede. The quilt
was made and the ladies completely finished before applying them to the quilt. This
was the sixth quilt I made. It is totally made by machine.
Copyright 1998 by Sue Faber, Cloud Nine Enterprises