Foundry Gallery

me sewingOkay- you are all probably wondering where I’ve been.  I did this whole post about how I was now free from working outside the home, and I was going to commit myself to my art, and then — poof– no more updates.  Well, the truth is I have been frantically pursuing my art, which is why you haven’t heard from  me.  🙂

Here’s the scoop…  I stopped by the Carroll County Arts Council a few weeks back to finalize my Civil War submission.  Susan, the visual arts coordinator, let me know about another fairly local “call for artists”.  Now I am relatively new to the art world, so you’ll have to forgive me for not realizing that this was a term I could online search with to find places that might display my work.  You may even note that I have used the term previously in this blog –  so, yeah, not the quickest study.

Anyway, I found three different shows that I felt I could submit to with a deadline of the first week of June – but I didn’t have any pieces ready to photograph.  So THAT’S what I’ve been up to.  To borrow from a classic ’80’s movie, I’ve been “sewing like the wind”.

Quilted Lincoln face

The first show is in the Washington DC Foundry Gallery.  I am submitting my Purple Poe (which I tweaked) and this sepia of Lincoln.

And here’s a detailed close up….quilted lincoln close up face

I am hopeful, and alittle anxious, but mostly I’m excited to put it all on the line and see what happens.



I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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2 comments on “Foundry Gallery
  1. dweinberg415 says:

    Wow. I’m in awe of you art quilters. Maybe someday when I grow up I can try it….

  2. […] received notification from The Foundry Gallery that they decided against using my Lincoln or Poe  in their August show.  Oh well.  I am still hopeful to hear good news  from the St. Augustine […]

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