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.
Lynne's Little Piece of Paradise - Completed at Last!
Ta Da!! All year I have been working on a piece commissioned by a friend. She owns a condo in Mexico and wanted me to create a piece showing the view from her balcony there. She will hang it in her home to remind her of her piece of paradise. We decided we would create a piece using brilliant folk art colours and set the scene about 200 years ago, the way things would have looked back then. I took out the high rises in the distance and added fishermen, a sailing ship and even some whales. I chose colours for the frame to match a Mexican bowl and table runner that she has in her home (blue/turquoise/lavender). She hadn't seen it as I worked on it but I sent photos from time to time. Since I will be bringing it to her this afternoon I took a new photo to share on my blog. The quilt is called "Lynne's Little Piece of Paradise". I also made up a couple of art cards with the image so she can share it with friends if she wishes. From time to time, my musical friends and I get together to play music and eat so Lynne has planned a musical BBQ evening at her house tonight where we can sing/eat/drink/and hang her new art quilt. I hope she likes it.
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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!