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.
The cardinals are visiting my backyard regularly (as are the red winged blackbirds, robins, woodpeckers and grackles) and I purchased these lovely tulips to help me to feel more like spring. Then I packed up all my pieces for next weekend's fibre art show and tea (see last post) and delivered them to our Out of the Box meeting on Monday. Now I am looking forward to a weekend away. I have been invited to a weekend retreat in the country with 10 other quilters (who have been doing this once or twice every year.). The idea is to sew, eat, drink, walk or just relax. Things have been stressful in my life lately with preparing for my summer show, working with my son to design business cards, postcards, and greeting cards, finishing my income tax, dealing with tree issues and neighbours (my trees are taking over the back yard), and worrying about my son keeping his government job with all the federal government cuts. I am also doing some serious thinking about my future (anybody got any ideas about how to go through 40 years of accumulated stuff?). So I am looking forward to this weekend. I plan to bring fused fabric to work on more bookmarks and fabric art cards. I will also bring my camera and may have some interesting photos to post - with permission of course.
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!