Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fiber Works Revisited - Found Objects and 3D

This is my third in my Fiber Works Revisited series, featuring art quilts from the Fiber Works exhibition hosted by 18 talented women in the Fiber Funatics Group.  Today I am showcasing a few of the quilts that incorporated found objects and three-dimensional (3D) fabric creations.


Dryer Sheet Challenge by Elaine Pieper was made in response to a group challenge to incorporate a dryer sheet into a finished quilt.  Can you spot the dryer sheet?  It's the dyed background that frames the smaller embellished squares.  Elaine is the mother of group member Roxann O'Hare.  As my husband would say, "That acorn didn't fall far from the tree."  And speaking of acorns, that leads me to the second quilt, which just happens to be Roxann's.


Iron Word Challenge by Roxann O'Hare incorporates seed pods, a gourd, and (I think) corn husks.  The close-up shows the seed pod "fringe" at the bottom of the quilt.   Roxann is the co-owner of two of my favorite quilt shops, The Cosmic Cow here in Lincoln, NE, and The Udder Store, a branch in Seward, NE.  Roxann has been "published" in national quilt magazines, and she is an incredible teacher.  Her husband, Rich, is one of most in demand long-arm machine quilters in the area.   His quilting is, in itself, a work of art.  You'll see another of Roxann's quilts in tomorrow's post, so stay tuned.


What Character Are You?   That was the challenge question that inspired the two small quilts.  The teal and metal creation is by Merrilee Hansen.  Words describing Merrilee's character were stamped onto the metal tags, and the center medallion is a family crest.  The red and white "Romance" quilt by Shelly Burge uses a vintage hanky as an overlay to a more contemporary background. 


Tangled Bird by Amy Robertson is a fabric sculpture created with muslin decorated with hand-drawn ink designs.   It was displayed in a glass cage.

My first attempt did not post, so if you see a duplicate, I'm sorry.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the final installment in this series – Colorful Quilts.



LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. These are so creative! Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow, I think the challenges are the best way to really bring out a perons talent

  3. What creativity! I love that iron wood challenge. I like the mixture of elements. Beautiful.

  4. oops! I meant iron word challenge.

  5. That bird is so cool!

    Also, I know you are great with fabric so if you have a cool project you want to link up (even if it's an old one) feel free to do so at my site:)