Sunday, December 12, 2010

Galaxy wins in Art Show

"Galaxy" won a blue ribbon this weekend in the South Mississippi Art Association 34th Annual Show in Hattiesburg. The wall quilt is 37" wide and 24" high. The blue-to-green ribbon is pieced with hand-dyes by Mary Nell Magee, and the orange ribbon and lighter blue ribbon are Martha's own hand-dyes. It incorporates Caryl Bryer Fallert's gradated fabric for the background. The outer border is a commercial batik. Quilting in the background matched the colors in order to de-emphasize the background and call attention to the three ribbons. The piece was designed in a class with Caryl Bryer Fallert at her studio in Paducah, Ky., in the fall of 2009, and extended and completed in 2010.