Fibre Art & Quilts

Mixed Media/Fibre Art, Kansas Sunset - Waiting for a Breeze c Diane Duncan 2014

Mixed Media/Fibre Art, Kansas Sunset – Waiting for a Breeze © Diane Duncan 2014

My roots in sewing and stitching are never far below the surface, in fact, I’ve become like one of those aerial plants with my roots exposed! Although I work in a number of media – I like variety and one media informs another – I always return to fibre!

 

 

Mom Evelyn – Needlework/Assemblage

Posted by on July 26, 2016 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media | 0 comments

Mom Evelyn – Needlework/Assemblage

Evelyn Mather was an only daughter and grew up on a farm near Balderson ON with her three brothers. She didn’t talk a lot about her childhood but based on information from Uncle Gord, her early childhood may have been greatly affected by her Mother’s farm accident. She seems to have had a love of needlework all her life and was probably inspired by her Mother’s work. Mom was a star pupil in SS#9 Bathurst and went on to do well in her studies at Perth Collegiate Institute. She completed her senior matriculation and went on to...

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Grandma Bella – Quilting/Assemblage

Posted by on July 26, 2016 in Community & Family History, Exhibitions & Shows, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media | 0 comments

Grandma Bella – Quilting/Assemblage

Grandma Bella was a little more of an unknown to me when I undertook this series for the TREX exhibition. Although Grandma and Grandpa Mather were frequent visitors, especially for Sunday evening supper, they did not play as large a roll in my life as Granny Alice. As youngsters, we stayed with these grandparents for short periods during the summers and it was during these stays that I was able to take a few swimming lessons at the Perth swimming pool and actually take proficiency tests that allowed me to collect swimming badges! But,...

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The Tie That Binds – TREX Exhibition

Posted by on July 25, 2016 in Exhibitions & Shows, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts | 1 comment

The Tie That Binds – TREX Exhibition

I’m looking forward to the opening of a new Alberta travelling exhibition(TREX), The Tie That Binds. This year north central Alberta will be treated to the work of f0ur Alberta fibre artists….. and I was invited to be one of the four! I share this exhibition with Judy Weiss, Edmonton, Margie Davidson, Edmonton, and Matt Gould, Red Deer. Opportunity! I was first approached in early 2015 and I almost couldn’t believe it when it happened! After some correspondence back and forth and a lot of planning and winnowing of ideas, I...

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