Thursday, December 30, 2021

Project Quilting Season 13

It's time for Project Quilting's 13th Season! It's a three month on-line event that challenges participants to create a quilt in one week, with a week off in between. You can participate in as few or as many as you like. Participants are entered into random prize drawings and at the end of the season there are grand prizes awarded. The more challenges you enter, the better your chances.
I've participated in every year in some form or another (and I was the overall grand prize winner of Season 2). Some of my favorite quilts that I've made were Project Quilting challenges.

The schedule for when the challenges start is:
- Challenge 1: January 2
- Challenge 2: January 16
- Challenge 3: January 30
- Challenge 4: February 13
- Challenge 5: February 27
- Challenge 6: March 13

Each challenge is posted at noon CDT and due exactly one week later at noon CDT.

The challenge will be posted on the "Persimon Dreams" Project Quilting blog and you can also find links about past seasons there.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Custom Quilts made in 2021

This year I made two large custom art quilts, which I've already shared but here they are again, anyway. Plus a t-shirt quilt that was made as a Christmas present, a table runner, and someone saw one of my mini art quilt cats but it had sold, so when I offered to make another one for her, she suggested changing the cat from white to orange, since that was the coloring of her cat.

Touching the Sky, 30" x 48"


Serenity, 69" x 49"

T-shirt Quilt




Orange Cat Love






Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Last Minute Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

If you are in need of some last minute gifts or stocking stuffers, look no further! If you're local to Yellow Springs, Ohio, most items are available at Village Artisans, 100 Corry St. or contact me (PamGeiselArtQuilts@gmail.com) to arrange for pick up. If you need shipping (prices not included), the USPS suggests shipping by Dec. 17 to arrive in time for Christmas. (Mugs can only be purchased directly from me and are not available for shipping.)

Wine Glass Coasters, set of 4 for $8, many colors and themes (including Christmas) are available.
etsy.com/shop/PamGeiselArtQuilts?section_id=5213991


This table runner is 14" x 32", washable and dryer safe, and double sided! The purple and gold side is pieced with six fabrics from the Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer "Midnight Sky" collection and the backing is a piece of Island Batik with light purple and blue sunflowers. The binding is a purple fabric with tiny gold dots. $50 (with free shipping). etsy.com/listing/740138358


These fun artist trading cards are only available at Village Artisans or by contacting me. They are 2.5" x 3.5" and made of fabric. $5 each.
Quilted postcards are also made of fabric but are 4" x 6" and really can be sent through the mail. Many options to chose from including mermaids. $10 each, with more options at Village Artisans than online. etsy.com/shop/PamGeiselArtQuilts?section_id=5281554

Rainbow colored quilted bookmarks are 1.5" x 8" and are great for marking your spot in your favorite book. $6 each. etsy.com/listing/565789909


Mugs with images of my quilts are only available directly from me and need to be picked up. They are $15. 

(You can get any of my quilt images printed on a mug or other items from pam-geisel.pixels.com and they will ship them, but you're not likely to get it before Christmas).

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Four Lovely Little Flowers

(Clockwise from upper left) "Cheery Blossoms," "Winking Periwinkle," "Purple Petals," and "Daffy O'Dilly," 6" x 6" each, wrapped around canvas frames, by Pam Geisel 


I have a solo show at the Yellow Springs Brewery. As I was getting prepared for it, I decided that I wanted to make some more small 6" x 6" pieces wrapped around canvases. I also wanted these pieces to go with "Morning Glories for Georgia," which at 24" x 30" is a little larger. 

I didn't have any more of the green hand dyed fabric that I used for the background but I did have a similar piece of commercial green fabric for the backgrounds, and just like "Morning Glories" I used hand dyed fabric for the flowers.


They are raw-edge applique with the edges sewn down. Three of them are embellished with bead while the daffodil has a vintage button that was the perfect size, shape, and color.

The exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery is up through Jan. 5, 2022. The brewery is located at 305 N. Walnut Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and they are open Mon.-Th. 1-9 pm, Fri. 1-10 pm, Sat. noon-10 pm, and Sun. noon-8 pm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Two New Skinny Art Quilts with Funny Names

 

ICNINDC and ICDbirDNDskI, each 9" x 22:, made by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2021

My husband is a fan of the children's book by William Steig titled "CDB" which substitutes letters for words that create short sentences. For these two, I used a similar approach. The piece on the left is called "ICNINDC" (I See and Eye in the Sea) and the one on the right is ICDbirDNDskI (I See the Birdy in the Sky).

Both quilts have backgrounds made of triangles pieced together with the one on the right being either a sunset or a sunrise.


You might notice with the one with the fish that only one of the three fish has an eye showing, although that is not where the title comes from. It comes from one of the printed background fabrics that looks like it has little orange eyes printed on it.


This one also has yarn couched down like seaweed and seagrass, some gold sequins, and a seashell.


The bird one has some silver sequin stars in the purple area and two red stars in the orange area. It also has some yarn couched along the angles.


The backing and borders are made with yellow, orange, pink, and purple fabrics that match up to the color changes on the front.

These two are both in my solo exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery which is up through Jan. 5, 2022. The brewery is located at 305 N. Walnut Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and they are open Mon.-Th. 1-9 pm, Fri. 1-10 pm, Sat. noon-10 pm, and Sun. noon-8 pm.

More about ICNINDC
More about ICDbirDNDskI

Monday, November 8, 2021

Staccato Sunset

 
Staccato Sunset, 29" x 40", handmade by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2021

I see it as an abstract interpretation of a sunset being reflected on the water.


This art quilt is made with 22 strips of fabric that are just under 2" high. Each strip has a piece of square fabric arranged in reverse color order.

This art quilt is in my solo exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery which is up through Jan. 5, 2022. The brewery is located at 305 N. Walnut Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and they are open Mon.-Th. 1-9 pm, Fri. 1-10 pm, Sat. noon-10 pm, and Sun. noon-8 pm.

More about Staccato Sunset

Monday, November 1, 2021

Afterimage - Quilt of the Week

 
"After Image," 13" x 10", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

I thought this piece looked like a sun but it was obviously the wrong colors so then I thought it looked like the afterimage of a sun, what you see when you close your eyes after you look at the sun.

Afterimage is defined "a visual sensation occurring after stimulation by its external cause has ceased." Sometimes I feel that all art is an afterimage, it's a visual sensation that is left after the process of creating art has ceased.


The green fabric at the top is a sheer fabric so you can see part of the image from the fabric behind it, also kind of an afterimage.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $90 through 11/7/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

New Rainbow Fabric Cards


When I first started making fabric cards over a dozen years ago, I made one that was a rainbow pinwheel, only it never became a card, instead it inspired one of my first art quilts, Rainbow Pinwheel.

Rainbow Pinwheel art quilt by Pam Geisel

Oddly enough, I never did make any rainbow pinwheel quilt squares that became fabric cards, until now. I also made some nine patch rainbow cards that have a center square that is black with white dots.

They are available singly ($4 each) at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs or as a set of six on Etsy ($20). Or contact me directly. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1100932973

Monday, October 25, 2021

Relics - Quilt of the Week

 
"Relics," 10" x 13", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

I made this piece in honor of a friend who was interested in found objects and repurposing them in art. The fabric and embellishments were hers, including the "sequin waste" that has been couched to the front of the quilt.


An unintended consequence of this title is that every time I read it, I get the lyrics to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock-n-Roll" in my head: 

Call me a relic, call me what you will.
Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm over the hill. 
Today's music ain't got the same soul, 
I like that old time rock-n-roll.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $90 through 10/31/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Forget-Me-Nots - Quilt of the Week

 
"Forget-Me-Nots," 7" x 11", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

I made this piece in honor of a friend who liked to garden. I love the soft, cool colors, the greens, blues, and purples.


Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $90 through 10/24/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Fun with Cats & Dogs on quilted post cards and artist trading cards


I had extra fabric from the cat and dog wine glass coasters I made recently so I made quilted post cards. I love the cats helping with the laundry, and I see that they are about as helpful as my cat is when doing chores. Postcards are 4" x 6" and are $10 each at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs or contact me.

I also made some artist trading cards, which are basically mini post cards only you can't mail them without an envelope because they are too small. Artist trading cards are 2.5" x 3.5" and are $5 each at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs or contact me.
 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Be a Spark - Quilt of the Week

 

"Be a Spark," 37" x 40", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

I wish you could see this in person, it has so much depth and sparkle, it truly does glow. 


There is a history of artists creating socio-political art to help the public understand particular social or political issues, and quilters have also participated in creating Protest Art.


If you want to see photos of this quilt as it was being created, click here.


This piece was included in ART and SOCIAL JUSTICE: Art for the People, By the People II, National Juried Competition, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, in Fayetteville, NC earlier this year.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $4000 (with 25% going to charity) through 10/17/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

(Because of technical issues with social media, this Quilt of the Week is being held over a second week.)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

NEW Dog & Cat themed Wine Glass Coasters

 


I found some adorable cat and dog fabric and not knowing what else to make with it, I made some new wine glass coaters sets! There are two different black and white cat sets (one with a little bit of blue and the other with a piece of fabric that has the cats doing laundry!) and a set with dogs including some that look like dachshunds.


We've owned several cats in our lives and while I've never had one get into the washer, there was one that got into the dryer as I was unloading it, and another that did watch the washer when it was running.


I don't usually show the bottom of the wine glass coasters, but some of the black and white cats (the other fabric with the laundry set) has an image of a cat looking through a fish bowl and some of these images ended up on the bottom of the wine glass coaster. I thought this was super cute.

They are in my Etsy shop and at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs, but you can always contact me if you'd like to purchase some.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Witch One - Quilt of the Week

 
"Witch One," 6" x 6", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2020

Just in time for Halloween, here's some withcy bling! The background is a shiny plum fabric that changes color depending on how the light hits it. The hat is made with a sheer fabric with silver stars printed on it that allows the background color to show through. And the band is made with a shiny melon colored fabric. I also added a metal button on the band. This piece really glimmers.


It is wrapped around a canvas frame and is ready to hang or prop on a shelf.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $50 through 10/3/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Thursday, September 23, 2021


R is for Rainbow baby quilt, 36" x 36", one available at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs or online at https://www.etsy.com/listing/1057227782