Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Hot Summer Fibre Art

I am really quite thrilled to be in a whole slew of group exhibitions this summer.

Hillcrest Village Fibreworks presents: "Joined by Thread" at Galleria 814, 
814 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto.
Opening reception is on June 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Would love to see you there!
The exhibition is on until June 25.

"Hidden Treasures"
Painted with Colour Vie pigments, printed with real live leaves,
free motion machine quilted.

"Leaf Study" 
Printed with leaves, dyed, stitched panel, pieced and hand quilted

"My Corner of the World" is a SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Juried Group Exhibition of over 80 stunning art quilts at 
the Stratford Perth Museum & Archives In beautiful Stratford, Ontario
The exhibition continues until Sept. 5, 2016. 
Definitely worth a visit!

"Rocks on Lake Huron"
My original photos, fused and manipulated cotton.
For the border I made a rubbing of the rocks on cotton 

using Colour Vie pigments
Free motion machine quilted.

Here is a detail of "Rocks on Lake Huron"

“The National Juried Show” is a CQA/ACC (Canadian Quilters Association)
juried exhibition in Toronto from June 15 to 18

"Caught in a Whirlwind"
Painted with Colour Vie pigments, printed with leaves.
Machine quilted

"Caught in a Whirlwind" - detail
Yep, I used a potato masher for the texture.

The Toronto Modern Quilt Guild has a booth in the Vendors' Hall 
at the Quilt Canada Conference at the International Centre
in Toronto June 15 to 18
Very cool quilts by the TMQG members. Here are a few of mine:

"Hell on Three Wheels"
Photo on cotton, painted (using Colour Vie of course),
printed with a bicycle wheel, fused, machine quilted

"Balancing Leaves"
Screen printed, painted, and printed with leaves,
fused and machine quilted

"Split Rock"
Photo on cotton, pigment rubbings of rocks,
pieced and free-motion machine quilted

My offering for the  communal display of 14" x 14" mini quilts
in the TMQG booth at the CQA conference.
Looking forward to seeing them all displayed together.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Workshops in my Colour Vie Studio

Spring 2016 Workshops in the Colour Vie Studio 

Want a creative pick-me-up with loads of bright colours and fun new techniques? 
How about trying one or more of my exciting and inspiring workshops? 
For full descriptions and pictures please visit

March 12, 2016
“WAX, PAINT AND DYE” with Gunnel Hag   $100

Student painting over a soy wax rubbing.

Carolle is applying soy wax with a fork.

Carroll's soy wax fork print ready for painting.

I used regular flour for a resist before painting.

 March 19 - 20, 2016
“THE WORLD OF INDIGO” (with Pam Woodward)    $160

Catherine revealing her pole wrapped indigo fabric.


April 16 - 17, 2016
“GUERILLA SCREEN PRINTING” with Gunnel Hag    $220

Student screen printing using paper stencil screen.

April 30, 2016

One of my small quilts using photos of grass and concrete blocks.

May 14, 2016
“RUST AND BLEACH” with Gunnel Hag    $100

Student with her beautiful bleach discharged fabric.

June 4, 2016
“LEAF AND NATURE PRINTING” with Gunnel Hag    $98

Beautiful leaves printed by a student in this workshop.

Call early to reserve your space
416- 532-7435 (local calls) or 1-877-425-8379 (toll free) 
or simply e-mail colorvie@istar.ca

For more information please visit http://colourvie.com/colourvie.com/Workshops.html

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Exciting Fabric Printing workshops in the next few weeks!

I have three workshops scheduled in my Colour Vie studio in Toronto.

Would you like to learn how to create some new printed fabrics to brighten up 
your home, wardrobe or art and quilt projects?

This is a great opportunity to learn new and exciting fabric printing techniques 
for creating colourful fabrics. Not to mention it’s also a great time to make 
some fabulous and memorable one-of-a-kind gifts!

November 21, 2015
Ryvita pillow by Gunnel Hag

November 28 to 29, 2015
Students screen printing

December 5, 2015
"PRINT, PRINT, PRINT!" with Gunnel Hag $99
Student work: block printed silk scarf

Call early to reserve your space
416- 532-7435 (local calls) or 1-877-425-8379 (toll free) 
or simply e-mail colorvie at istar.ca

For more information please visit www.colourvie.com and click on Workshops.