Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's a Floral Thing - Norfolk CT

"Flower Garden"
Mary Lachman - 2012

There is an art exhibit at the  Norfolk Artisans Guild from February 3 - March 31, 2012 at Station Place in Norfolk.  My piece, Flower Garden, will be on exhibit there.   Check out the Artisans Guild on Facebook

The pieced cotton batik base was inspired by the appearance of my scarlet azaleas blooming as the spirea put out fresh almost fluorescent green foliage each spring. The blossom overlay is a fused applique. The machine stitching is intense, something that can be appreciated up close.

I hope to see you at the opening reception, February 5th from 1-3PM.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Be Mine

I am working on my challenge piece for the upcoming show of the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective and am just about finished. I think it resembles a fancy box of Valentine chocolates (without the calories)!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Under the Sea

This quilt is part of the Bamboo Challenge for  Heritage Quilters of Wallingford. It is also currently on display through January 2012 at the Southbury Public Library as part of the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective exhibit.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Time Flies

I just finished this small quilt entitled, Time Flies.  It symbolizes the end of summer as seen from the shore of  Lake Erie as the sun sets. I wrote a little poem to go with it:

Time flies-
And the sun sets
On the bike rides, fireflies
Roasted marshmallows
And shooting stars,
As summer ends.