I love it when people send me photo's of dolls they have made based on my patterns or books. Emily Beckett made these three dolls for a project at school. She won highest marks, and rightly so. Emily finished high school in Australia last year and topped the state in textiles and design as "The most creative and innovative" with her Major in textiles work. These three are "groupies" of major 60's musicians Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. She also wanted them to represent the civil rights movement, anti-war protests and the sexual revolution. I think she hit that nail on the head.
After taking a couple crazy patch workshops with Gloria McKinnon, who also lives in Australia, I have started working on my own. I'm teaching my Japanese Ladies in Waiting at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium in Charlotte next week and decided to do a crazy patch quilt block to show them what else they can do with the design. Originally, it was designed to add to my Tome.
I still have trims and handwork to do, but wanted to share some of what I'm up to. In class we'll paint the ladies, using fun paints and Pearl EX powders to add shading and highlights. This block will go with the block I created for last weeks class on Shiva Paintstiks.
Yes. I do make a few quilts every so often. I'm behind in making quilts for my grandchildren. That is on the calendar for this summer.