Customer Gems - Christine Cetrulo
I am so grateful to my customers who are willing to share their projects. I make the fabric but I'm not he one with the vision of what to actually do with it! Christine Cetrulo has used the Coleus Gradient as the background for Forever Cancelled, a piece about extinction.
"As co-chair of the Quilt Arts of Kentucky, I stepped outside the box in issuing our annual challenge. I asked our members of make a quilt that is a postage stamp, 32" x 32". In my own creative process I free-associated two words inherent to a United States postage stamp. "Forever" and "cancelled." As postage stamps commemorate something, I choose the dinosaur, which truly is forever cancelled. I also wanted the dinosaur to "relate" to me, so I pictured an Iguanodon, the first vegetarian dinosaur. I am a vegetarian.
My task was to translate the contemporary stamp into something ancient. For example, the cost is one bag of stones; the location simply is "Earth: the year is XXOO.
My vegetarian dinosaur spits out a a stamp of Humphrey Bogart (the Man of all men) and selects a tasty herbal leaf and flower to munch instead.
The dinosaur is constructed of 120 folded squares for textured scales. An assortment of antique postage stamps runs in a banner across the top. I used beads, hand-dyed cotton by Vicki Welsh ("Coleus"), ribbon, wood, real minerals and metal."
Christine doesn't have a blog but she does commission work and will have a quilt in the Sacred Threads exhibit next month. If you are in the Northern Virginia area you need to go check out this exhibit.
You might remember this quilt that Christine made a couple of years ago. The detail stitching in it is amazing. She made this one using Thrive gradient.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.