Monday, June 22, 2009

Early Morning Hermit Thrush Fabric Mosaic in Aullwood Quilt Show

"Early Morning Hermit Thrush," by Pam Geisel, April 2009

My husband and I first encountered the Hermit Thrush on our honeymoon in southeastern Ohio. We were interested in it’s call, which sounded a little like wind chimes to us. I used several of my favorite pieces of fabric in this piece.

I used different brown fabrics for the bird's feathers and a piece that has tiny gold and maroon shapes on it for the bird's chest. I used yellows and pinks fabrics to blend the sunrise background, covered the pieces with tulle then quilted it.

This fabric mosaic is included in the Aullwood Audubon's 17th Annual Art Quilt Exhibit. The exhibit runs from June 27 through August 15 at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, located at 1000 Aullwood Road in Dayton, Ohio. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, June 28 from 2:30-4 pm.

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