Juanita Sauve Art Quilts: With fabric and paints I capture landscapes, people and ideas, designing colourful, one-of-a-kind hand-stitched wall hangings. Inspiration is everywhere around us. My work tells a story - about me, about my world, and my ideas and values.
I am still working on my Kuan Yin quilt and have finally reached the point where I need to start fusing my pieces to the background. She is still missing hands, her willow branch and blue bottle of the essence of life..... also her creatures which I will add at the end. But here is the pinned version thus far. I painted her face with artist pencils which I will heat set with a hot iron. The moon is painted with pearly liquid acrylic. I sure hope this works. I find she has a Disneylike quality which I'll sure comes from too much Snow White and Cinderella in my innocent youth. I may redo her face until I get what I am looking for. I really liked the swirly background fabric which goes well with her fiery wavy gown. There is more fabric on the top and sides but it is not showing because I have it pinned to a smaller foam board.
I hope to make some progress on it this week AND finish my underwater challenge.
You can see my work at juanitasauvefibreart on Instagram.
It was when I was working as a social worker that I began quilting. For the last 20 years I have been creating art quilts, mostly stitched by hand. Recently I have added machine stitching to some of my pieces. I still love hand stitching and create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world and there is usually a story behind the inspiration for my pieces.
I now stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, quilting magazines and books, fibre arts groups, and friendly challenges. Visit my website at www.juanitasauveartquilts.com and my shop JuanitaSauveFibreArtonEtsy All photos and artwork on this site are the sole property of the site owner/ copyrighted by the author and not to be copied or reproduced without my permission. Enjoy your visit!