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.
Who would think I would be out on my patio on the first day of spring making sunprints? Well since the temperature here in Ontario was 27 degrees celcius (in the 80s), it was just the thing to do. Now I am frantically cutting and placing fabric flowers to see if it will work for my garden. I will post a photo of my efforts next time. I have some sketched flowers for the Sketchbook Challenge to post before the end of the month and a couple of announcements of shows coming soon. Also soon to be announced - the launch of my new and improved website designed by my son! It's been a busy month! Here are some more photos of my sunprints - I just painted with setacolour then placed items and stencils on the surface, left it in the sun for under an hour and here are the results. It was my first attempt so I had no expectations but I think it might work well as a background to my flowers.
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!