This special art quilt comes from Susan Price. I'm going to let her tell the story:
"This quilt honors my father who fought in World War II, but he didn’t talk about it. I knew he was in North Africa and Sicily but wasn’t interested enough to ask questions when I was younger. When I was 24, he died at age 55 of heart disease. Fast forward 42 years to 2019 when my mother passed away. While going through her things, we found artifacts from his time in military service. They shed some light on his experience but also left other questions unanswered. A brief journal recounts basic training and his first combat in Sicily. What happened after that? What were his experiences in Germany and France? Where and when was he wounded? How did he meet the Barbera family? I wish he was able to fill in the missing pieces of those untold stories. I used the Barrier Island gradient as background and binding and love the way the colors tint the photo transfers done with Transfer Artist Paper. Other techniques include photos printed on ink jet fabric and text transfers done with textile medium on a cheesecloth substrate."
You can get to know Susan and her art/business partner, Elizabeth Gibson, through their blog, PGFiber2Art and their Etsy Shop, where they sell beautiful thermofax screens for your art. I have many of their screens in my collection and they also sell custom screens.
For sharing, Susan received a 20% coupon for the shop that's good for 3 months! If you have made anything with my hand dyed fabric I hope you will consider sharing it in the Customer Gallery. The only rule is that projects have to be complete. It doesn't have to be made totally from hand dyed fabric, just include a recognizable amount.
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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.