Gisèle Acker : ” When I started with traditional patchwork, I discovered that anything can be recycled. Used material, worthless objects, as long as somebody is interested in, can become a piece of art.This is why everyday objects become my main source of inspiration. I work only by instinct without following any rules in particular. I need to be close to the subject, enhance it and give it life. I like to play with colours, textures, as well as with volumes, without neglecting the importance of empty spaces and transparencies, giving so an impression of freedom to the materials I use.
United Notions, Moda Fabrics and Moda Home is a multi-line fabric, notions and finished product manufacturer and distributor selling to the independent shop owners. They offer a wide range of fabrics, notions, patterns, books, quilting supplies and finished product in Dallas warehouse.
They have joined in the fun Aurifil Mascot at the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace… and got an aurifil gift
Mendrisio : 3 – 14 Settembre 2008
Aurifil Prizes during this event has been won by Ursula Lanni with her “Angeli
Marti says : “After sewing only a few seams with AURIfil Mako 50/2 I was in love with the thread. The seams are soft, but strong. The thread is fine and occupies less space —Good-bye scant seam allowances! In addition, there is virtually no lint left in the machine. The other AURIfil threads provide the same excellent results! However this relationship was culminated after I met the company leadership and learned both the history and the goals of AURIfil.”
At FABRIC FREEDOM we design and print a unique and superb range of superior quality 100% cotton fabrics, created especially for patchwork and quilting. Fabric freedom are a British company with our design studio based in London and extensive warehousing in Bradford. We supply retailers, manufacturers and international distribution companies only but our website is also available to give you an opportunity to view our latest designs and help with individual customer selections. Quilters will be delighted to see our very wide range of co-ordinated prints, as well as our batiks, solids and unique blending fabrics.
Marianne : “As a little girl, I always loved making things with my own hands. Watching my mother and my Irish and American grandmothers expertly stitch, crochet, knit and craft, it is needless to say that my creativity was nurtured and tenderly encouraged. After studying fashion design in Dublin and Paris, career opportunities led me into other professional areas, but I continued to stitch and craft throughout the years. A few years ago I discovered “penny rugs” and fell in love with the simple folk art style of appliqué and the homespun textured wools that are so characteristic of these designs. Dating from the mid 19th century, penny rugs were made from all kinds of scraps of felted wool. And so, I started making my own penny rugs using scraps of wool felt.
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RAMONA CONCONI email@example.com I started with the traditional patchwork in 1984 in Nyon. I’ve always been keen on all types of textile activities, such as knitting, weaving, wool spinning, felt and then I started doing patchwork that enables me to work in a very spontaneous way, without rules! My strength point is matching colors. I really like Mirò, Paul Klee and Matisse’s paintings where shapes and colors come to life creating deep and moving effects. I’ve never been good at painting but better with the sewing machine. For this reason I really like creating textile paintings using plain fabrics or some others dyed by me, where the shapes and their role in the space are the main characters! Besides my commitments as artist and textile art teacher, I’m chairman of Quilt Art Lugano committee that organized this contest in June 2007 with a great success. I’m a member of the Swiss Patchwork Association (patChquilt) where I collaborate writing the Italian version of the bulletin and also that for the Italian Association (Quiltitalia). I collaborate also as free lance technician with the English/French magazine Magic Patch and with the company Aurifil for which I test the threads and I’m promoted as artist.