Wednesday, 9 December 2009

November Meeting 2009

Ann Fleeeton was the guest speaker at the November meeting. Anne is a textile artist from Dublin. Her training as a geologist and her study of art history influence both the colour and texture of her work.

Anne's talk demonstrated how the Meditereanean and the artists enspired by the Meditereanean have influenced her work. She talked in depth and with great ability on a variety of artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet and how the lighting and colours of the surroundings had influenced them and her. She had an excelent slide show that helped visualise the theories that she was talking about and also bought a huge number of quilts that demonstrated the techniques that she talked about.

Anne teaches dyeing, fabric painting, machine embroidery and patchwork. She lectures regularly including several times at Quilt Expo. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, USA and Japan and published in books and magazines.

In 2002 and 2000 she won the Overall Award of Excellence and California Gold Medal in the Royal Dublin Society Annual Crafts Competition. She was the overall winner of the "New Materials for the New Millennium" exhibition at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, Alsace, France in 2001.

Her website shows more pictures of her work and gives details of other talks and demonstrations that she may be able to give.

If anyone has any photos of the quilts please forward to me to be included, apologies. Please see Anne's website which has photos of her work.

Pictures from November show and tell

Mareen Talbot and Rachel Banting with the quilts returned form exhibiting in Cananda.

Meg and her Halloween costume 'Mother Earth'.

Demelaza Plamer with her beautiful doll. Congratulations to Rebecca who also won the challenge. Well done!

Rebecca Palmer with an embroidery from the October workshop by Lynne Kenny.

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