Sunday, December 18, 2016

Water and its wild life piece

Mola type depiction of a sea horse set on a painted watery background. I so enjoyed making this piece, it was actually the first one of this series of 4. I had no idea what fabrics/colours I would use, it just evolved.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Irene MacWilliam - Water- 2016

This is the second of my pieces for this year. I have not got the images of the others ready for posting. I have taken the theme of water with wild life that  lives in or nearby. I used the empress mills cotton  fabric one gets in their bargain bundles for the water and used setacolor and dye-na-flo paints for the watery effect. All four pieces will have slightly different colouration of the water as they will all be done as one off pieces when needed.
For the creatures I was looking at mola applique but mine are stacked as opposed to being cut back to. Free machine work and quilting.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Exhibit in St. Cloud

The exhibit in St. Cloud was a success. The quilts from both Voyage and Stitched were next to each other in the special exhibit area and attracted a lot of attention. Some of the comments which were written down were:
- Favorite exhibit of show!
- Gorgeous! Favorite? Can't pick just one
- Wonderful and inspiring
- Awesome!
- Simply beautiful, over the top
- Lovely! Such creative people!
It was not possible to take a picture which shows all the quilt, but here are the pictures per artist.

Catherine Ravera:

Gloria Dighton:

 Kelly Hendrickson:

Irene MacWilliam:

Niza Hoffman:

Sally Ann Westcott:

Bella Kaplan:

Regine Peroni:

Wil Opio Oguta:

Heidi Drahota:

Jane Oughton:

Gillian Travis:

Chantal Guillermet:

Peta Bos:

We are invited for the annual show in Duluth next year, where we will be showing new work.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Gillian and Catherine in front of their work

                                                Regine and Chantal in front of their work

Monday, March 21, 2016

Beaujolais update

The quilts are packed and ready to go to Beaujolais. I took them to the post office this afternoon. A bit later than planned, but last week I suddenly got admitted into the hospital and that really messed up my schedule.


2016: I changed my theme in Landscapes.

The Vineyard:

Hand dyed fabric (lwi) layered with hand dyed (lwi) silk organza, embroidered, machine quilted.

In the park:

Hand dyed (lwi) fabric, hand painted silk, beaded, machine quilted.

Fields of lavender:

Snow dyed fabric, painted scrim, beaded, embroidered, hand / machine quilted.

Fields of poppies:

Hand dyed (lwi) and commercial fabrics, painted vliesofix (poppies), covered with sheer, beaded,
machine quilted.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

New circles

It is some time ago that I posted a circle quilt, but here is my latest:

I used a mixture of commercial and hand dyed fabrics for it. Circles are hand drawn, which explains why they are not exacty round :-) .

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ecoprinted hommage to the nature

It is done!
My first quartet is finished to go to exhibition.
Leaves from maple ecoprinted in cochineal with rust

Leaves from walnut ecoprinted in steam

 Leaves from willow ecoprinted in logwood with rust
Leaves from sweetgum ecoprinted in Orleanssaat

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Here are my 4 quilts ready to wing their way to Europe.  They are an exploration of Pods!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

 My theme for 2015/2016 is color

 Quilt 1                             My garden in spring.

Commercial fabrics. My own hand dyed fabrics (low water immersion) (lwi), and silk.
The silk-tree has been needle-punched.

 Quilt 2                             My garden in summer.

Commercial fabrics. My own hand dyed fabrics and silk (lwi).
The silk-tree has been needle-punched.

Quilt 3                              My garden in autumn.


 Commercial fabrics. My own hand dyed fabrics and silk (lwi).
 The silk-tree has been needle-punched.

Quilt 4                              My garden in winter.

Commercial fabrics and silk. My own hand dyed fabrics (lwi) and snow dyed fabric.
The silk has been needle-punched.