Saturday, May 30, 2009

Falling / Floating

"Falling / Floating," 29" x 28", made by Pam Geisel, October 2007

I made "Falling / Floating" in October 2007 using two different pieces of fabric: a pink batik and a blue and green batik with leaves printed on it. It is not specifically a kimono shape but it's similar.

I fussy cut some of the leaves from the blue batik and fused them to other parts of the quilt. I also did some fancy stitches for the quilting.

I also added some pink beads on it.

This piece was the first one that was exhibited in a juried show. It was included with the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Best of 2008 last year which was at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio; the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio; and the French Art Colony in Gallipolis, Ohio.

More about Falling / Floating.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hand-Painted Fabric Give-a-way!

I've recently started painting my own fabric, and to kick off my new blog, I'm offering these 3 pieces of hand-painted fabric to one lucky winner. The three pieces are 12" x 12" each and feature high-quality red and blue fabric paint. The paint is on both sides of the fabric and is washable.

The fabric on the left has sun-printed spots and the fabric on the right has been salted to produce the effect of little fireworks.

To win this fabric, there are 2 ways to enter the contest:
1. Leave a comment to this post
2. Become a follwer of this blog
(So if you do both, you'll get 2 entries)

If you leave a comment, make sure there's a way to contact you. Winner will be drawn at random, contest ends Sunday, June 14, 2009.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pam Geisel, the artist behind For Quilts Sake

My name is Pam Geisel and this is the first quilt that I made, back in 2001. What's unusual about me making quilts, is when I was in junior high, I took shop class because I didn't want to learn how to sew or even how to cook (I still don't cook).

I took a class on piecing and quilting by hand and I was hooked. I loved how it came out but it just took so long.

I decided then that if I used the sewing machine, I only had to know how to go forward and backward; I didn't have to know how to make button holes or put in zippers. Since then I've been learning from books and making it up as I go along.

Now I create and sell original, handmade art quilts and quilt-related art both on-line and at art shows in southwest Ohio. To see my quilts on-line, visit my website at