Saturday, November 10, 2018

Welcoming Michelle Wilkie

This morning, we enjoyed a wonderful presentation at the Newburyport Public Library from Michelle Wilkie, our Region 4 MQG representative and textile artist.  Michelle spoke about her design process and shared a slideshow and several quilts to illustrate her lecture.  She is inspired by everything she sees from storm drains to aerial views.  She takes lots of photographs and finds in them her inspiration for design as well as color palettes.

Jungle Ave Tapa

Sunday Best

The designs for both of these quilts were inspired by Tapa cloth.

This quilt palette and design were inspired by a photograph of the Colosseum taken by Michelle...or her husband.  There is a debate surrounding that point!

Succulent found on Sew, Mama, Sew
 This quilt palette was taken from Design Seeds and is called Succulent.

Abstract Trio found in Love Patchwork and Quilting

Abstract Trio found in Love Patchwork and Quilting

Michelle shared pictures of her inspiration, which do not photograph particularly well!  Here is one example though, of print trays, translated to cloth below.
B is for Blue

San Francisco Bustle

Phased Circles

Park Lamps found in Love Patchwork and Quilting

Negative Crosswalk front

Negative Crosswalk back

This last quilt will be featured in Michelle's upcoming, self published book!

Please take a moment to visit Michelle's blog which you can find here.

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