Monday, September 13, 2021

Rainbow Heart - Quilt of the Week


"Rainbow Heart," 6" x 6", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

Here is another pieces that uses the rainbow stripe fabric from Timeless Treasures and the Robert Kaufman Effervescence fabric in the "Mardi Gras" colorway. I fussy cut the rainbow stripe so the colors would have the red/orange part around the outside and the other colors would meet in the middle. The horizontal purplish strip is also from the rainbow stripe fabric.


There are four buttons: three are a shiny bluish gray and one is a flat purple on top of one of the gray ones. It is wrapped around a canvas frame.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $50 through 8/19/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

"Stitch by Stitch" YS Textile Art Group show at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs

Stitch By Stitch: A cross-cultural exploration of contemporary textile and fiber art is presented by eight members of the Yellow Springs Textile Art Group. The members, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Carol Culbertson, Pam Geisel, Gayle Gyure, Bette Kelley, Macy Reynolds, Sue Rudolf, and Paula Womacks are all local fiber and textile artists who create innovative embroidery, weaving, and art quilts.

You can view the show during the months of Sept. and Oct. at the Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs. Check their website for their updated hours.


Sue's pieces are included posthumously, and there are three pieces that Sue started that Pam finished (Forget-Me-Not, Afterimage, and Relics). Carol, Gayle, Bette, and Paula all created pieces for the optional challenge and they are hanging in the entry way. Corrine again is participating long distance from her new home in Arizona.


Here are four of my pieces (Sunrise Celebration, Time Lapse Moon Rise, Journey, and Cosmic Connectivity) sandwiched between two of Carol's woven pieces with one of Bette's embroideries on the far right.

Monday, September 6, 2021

If 6 Turned Out to Be 9 - Quilt of the Week


"If 6 Turned Out to Be 9," Art: 7" x 5" / Frame: 8.5" x 6.5", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

The piece which is a small art quilt in a frame, was design based on the number 6 in the font Jokerman.


I used the blue section on the Robert Kaufman Effervescence Gradation Rainbow fabric. I'd been using a lot of that fabric series in a few different color ways. I couched a dusty purple yarn around the edges. When looking at the center swirl it's hard to decide if the blue is on the purple or if the purple is on the blue.


This piece can hang either horizontally as shown at the top or vertically as shown above, which really makes the number 6 obvious.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $50 through 9/12/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Tweet & Sing! - Quilt(s) of the week(s)

 
"Tweet" and "Sing!", each 6" x 6", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2019

Like the last few Quilt of the Week, these two use the Robert Kaufman, Effervescence fabric (in the "Mardi Gras" colorway) and a Timeless Treasure rainbow stripe fabric. These two are basically the reverse of each other so I'm doing one blog post for two pieces. "Tweet" is the quilt of the week from Aug. 23-29 and "Sing!" is the quilt of the week from Aug. 30-Sept. 5.


Both are wrapped around a canvas frame.

Because these are the Quilt of the Week, they are 10% off the original price of $50... "Tweet" through 8/29/21 and "Sing!" from 8/30/21-9/5/21, if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Cat Love - Quilt of the Week

 
"Cat Love," 6" x 6", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2019

I love cats. I have yet to own a white one but artistically, a white cat was a nice contrast to that fabulous Robert Kaufman, Effervescence fabric (in the "Mardi Gras" colorway).


This piece is wrapped around a canvas frame.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $50 through 8/22/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Art on the Lawn, Sat. Aug. 14 in Yellow Springs


Art on the Lawn is this Saturday, Aug 14 from 10 am-5 pm at Mills Lawn, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I'll be there under the shade of the trees with my art. There will be over 100 artists, plus some food vendors and live musicians. The show is sponsored by Village Artisans, where I am a member.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Breathe - Quilt of the Week

 

"Breathe," 12" x 12", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2019

Although this piece is abstract, it reminded me of lotus flowers, which are images often used in yoga and meditation. I enjoy taking yoga classes and my teacher often reminds us to breathe, which is how this, and it's companion piece, got named.


This piece is made with Robert Kaufman fabric Effervescence Gradation Rainbow fabric on a white background and wrapped around a canvas frame. (I also used this fabric for the Rainbow Zebra that is on the right side of my "Quilt of the Week" banner that's at the top of this page.)


This can also hang on point (as a diamond shape).

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $80 through 8/15/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Only On the Surface - Quilt of the Week

 

"Only On the Surface," 16" x 14", handmade by Pam Geisel, August 2019

I made this piece two years ago as a challenge by the Textile Art Group to be inspired by a photo of lichen on a rock that Corrine, one of our members, shared. Several of us made pieces that we hung together and it was interesting to see how we all had different results even though we started with the same inspiration. 

Since this group has a show every two years, I'm currently getting ready making new items for the next show, which we will hang in just one month at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs (during most of September and October in 2021).

This piece features free motion quilting and embellished with lace, glass beads, and metal beads.


Surface design is common with art quilts and is defined as artwork and embellishments applied to the surface of artwork to enhance its visual appearance, so I thought using the quote from a Joe Walsh song was appropriate.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $80 through 8/8/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Eiffel Sunrise - Art Quilt of the Week


Eiffel Sunrise, 9" x 15", by Pam Geisel

This was made using a paper pieced pattern designed by Jennifer Ofenstein of SewHooked.com. 


I made one using Island Batik fabrics in green, blue, and purple. I made this one in 2017 for the Project Quilting challenge "Craving Chocolate."

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $100 through 8/1/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Millefiori Moonlight - Quilt of the Week


Millefiori Moonlight, 38" x 29", made by Pam Geisel

I made this in 2018 and I was inspired by the colorful sunsets we’ve been having due to the wildfires out west. I also wanted to make a quilt that was primarily dark cool colors (blues and purples) with some pops of warm colors (yellows, oranges, and reds).

Millefiori is a glasswork technique with multicolored patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends of the glass cane. The "Roman Glass" fabric by Kaffe Fassett for Westminister Fabrics, which I used for the clouds and on the moon reminded me of millefiori beads.​

The moon doesn't have any quilting on it so it puffs out some. I also added some batting behind it to give it more shape.

Millefiori Moonlight hanging in front of a window making the seam lines look like stained glass.

Millefiori Moonlight hanging where the setting sun hits it for a few minutes on a summer evening.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $1350 through 7/25/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.


 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Village Artisans - Updating our Space


We did some rearranging at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs to give the shop an updated look. This is my current area.

Village Artisans is located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. It's open M-Th 11-5, F & Sa 11-6, and Su noon-5. And since we take turns shop sitting, you'll always get to talk to one of the artist members, and sometimes it might even be me!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Delightful Daisy - Quilt of the Week

 
Delightful Daisy, 9" x 9", by Pam Geisel

Back when I was an Island Batik ambassador, I made an art quilt with orange and purple Island Batik fabrics that had a pumpkin on it. There were some leftover, oddly shaped pieces of that fabric left over so I made a small 6" x 6" piece called "Delightful Daisy" which was wrapped around a frame.

Around that time I also did some mini art quilt workshops with the Preble County Art Association and I was scheduled to do a second workshop and needed a quick project so I made this 9" x 9" version.


I've used this funky green yarn in several projects. I thought it made a good stem.

Because the 9" x 9" is a larger scale than the 6" x 6" (one and a half times larger) I needed a larger button than on the original. Luckily I had this unique green button that doesn't have visible button holes.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $70 through 7/18/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Morning Glories for Georgia - Quilt of the Week

 

Morning Glories for Georgia, 24" x 30", made by Pam Geisel

This is one of my favorite quilts. It's actually quite simple in it's construction. There are only 35 pieces to it (compared to Lavender Diamonds which has over 4000 pieces in it). Unlike Lavender Diamonds, this one has fairly simple quilting because I didn't want to take away from the painterly quality of the hand-dyed fabric was the most interesting part.

When I was designing this piece I knew I wanted to do a large-scale image of a flower like Georgia O'Keeffe did, only I couldn't decide what type of flower it should be. I searched for images waiting to be inspired but nothing jumped out. Finally I decided to let the fabric tell me and when I looked at my stash of hand-dyed fabrics, there were good options of dark green and shades of purple, so the fabric told me it wanted to be purple morning glories.

The dark green background was not made from one piece as I didn't have a single piece that large, which is one reason why the edges of the flowers are cropped off, so I could use four different pieces to make the background. The other reason the edges of the flowers are cropped off it because that's what Georgia O'Keeffe did when she made her painting of large-scale flowers.

Hanging out at the Winds with "High Line in New York City" and "Daybreak is Your Midnight."

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $560 through 7/11/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Journey - Quilt of the Week

 

"Journey," 40" x 30", made by Pam Geisel

This piece is titled "Journey" and I like to imagine the three black triangles on the left moving up and then down through the dark part on the right, following the four red triangles which then circle around as if they are following the black triangles.


The piece is quilted with black thread and the quilting lines are 1/4" apart. Moving away from the dark part, there is yarn couched on the quilting line with the yarn pieces moving farther apart, like ripples in a pond.


The dark part of the quilt is a fabric mosaic which is small pieces of fabric and threads covered with tulle and quilted in place.


This is me with the quilt at the Bill Franz: Behind the Scenes exhibit at the K12 Gallery & TEJAS in 2017. It was also included in the Best of 2017, Ohio Designer Craftsmen's traveling exhibit and in the Winter 2020 issue of Art Quilting Studio magazine.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $1400 through 7/4/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.