Saturday, 1 May 2010

Featured Blog

1 May was the reveal day for the latest challenge on the TWELVE BY TWELVE Blog. As the ladies description says on the blog..."We are twelve quilt artists who have embarked on an art challenge together. Every two months or so, we each make a small quilted art piece -- 12 by 12 inches -- on a designated theme. We use this blog to share our process, progress, and results. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow."
The members of the group are:
Deborah Boschert, Gerrie Congdon, Helen Conway, Kirsten Duncan, Terry Grant, Diane Perin Hock, Francoise Jamart, Kristin La Flamme, Karen Rips, Brenda Gael Smith, Terri Stegmiller, and Nikki Wheeler

The group has had great success with the first series of 12" x 12" square quilts made to a different theme each month. In fact, the quilts are now travelling...currently on display in Australia...and the stories of the group and the quilts are going into a book.

The current series is called Colourplay; and the quilts revealed today were to colours connected with volcanoes, set by a member in Hawaii before the recent incident with the volcano in Iceland.

On the blog, you can find links to the members website where they show more of what was involved in the design process for their individual pieces of work. If you have questions for or about the group, use this contact email

I have found it to be very helpful to work in a series alongside other artists, as you know from the examples I have shown you from the EquilARTeral group. I am sure the ladies of the TWELVE BY TWELVE group never thought it would become a world recognised group. Perhaps our group has great things ahead as well.
EquilARTeral at our recent exhibit

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