Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thanksgiving in April

I submitted a quilt for Quilting Art's "Fresh Picked" 2010 calendar contest. Not surprisingly, it was not selected; they had over 300 submissions! I still love the piece though and wanted to show it to you here. It's based on our annual tradition of serving at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving. The hungry start lining up for the meal first thing in the morning although the meal's not served until the early afternoon. Volunteers hand out fruit to those in line so the wait's not so bad. That's the moment I've commemorated here.

Now that I've made this quilt, I think I've got the start of a series based on hands. Here are some of the others:

Revelation (Sold):


Together II:


Judy Alexander said...

Vivien, What a great tradition and a great quilt. I love your hand series and congrats on having one sold. I still haven't tried to sell anything yet. It has only been 3 yrs since I finished my first piece and I don't have that many pieces yet. Do you have pieces in galleries or are you selling somewhere else?

Natalya said...

sorry your quilt didn't get selected Vivien... but you do have a start to a wonderful series! and your audience and patrons want more!

Vivien said...

Judy --
Revelation was a serendipitous sale through the Art Quilts XIII exhibit at the end of last year. Although I put a price on the piece, I never expected it to sell. When I got the call, I was so surprised and pleased. Bottom line, it was very cool. Can you please send me your email address so we can chat more?

Natalya --
Thank you! There are more hand pieces in my head, so I think there will be more ... though who knows when.

Nikki said...

Love the hands! I can see why "revelation" sold!

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

It is very powerful seeing all of your "hand' quilts together. What a statement they make as a series. Each one has it's own unique voice too.

Cindy Green said...

Hi Vivien,
There is so much meaning and value in your "fresh picked" quilt and the story that goes with it - too bad they didn't recognize it - they are missing out! Your "hands" pieces do make a striking statement when seen together. Looking forward to seeing more!

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

Hey girl, you need to update your blog with the good news!!

norma said...

You certainly do hands well. This is a wonderful series!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mommy! It's me, Morgan. I looked you up on Google and so many things came up! And now here I am. Hey, I remember that! The one with my hand. I remember when you took that picture of me under really cold water. Congrats on selling that! You are such a tallented quilter and I love your art. I don't know why the profesonal galleries and competitions don't pick your quilts. I love the Unoversa quilt thingy. You are so great at drawing pictures to use in quilts like that. Do you remember the post-card we once made for Sydney to send her at camp with the butterfly on the flower? I do. It is so much fun making it with you. I love you, and keep on working hard.