An obsersation I felt was worth reblogging from The Bent Needle

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This post is long overdue! I hope you enjoy seeing the beautiful quilts that were present at the show. I’ll admit it was smaller than I was expecting, but still a lot of fun and the art was very inspiring. Very traditional styles prevailed here. I was disappointed that there were only a couple of vendors, but that was probably better for my bank account anyway. ;)


Best in Show winner, by Fran Kordek
Check out the amazing quilting!


I really liked their ribbons.
So cute, and so much detail!

My personal favorite of the art quilts.


Applique just takes my breath away. It looks so complicated!
“Plant the Seeds and Celebrate the Beauty of Nature,” by Gwen Goepel

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Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach
Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally.
By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time.
I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent.
My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me.
I was introduced to quilting & fell in love.
In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible.

Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home.
MY APPROACH TO ART
It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads.
My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves.
This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise!
Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.

I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt.

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