Friday, June 08, 2012

Installed


Mended World, the second panel of the Manitoulin Circle Project was installed in Little Current United Church sanctuary yesterday. This is a really heavy quilt. The amount of thread in the many seams and in the dense quilting adds to the natural weight of recycled linen damask table cloths that are the main fabric. We've invented a canvas sleeve that is attached only to the top edge of the quilt so that it doesn't pull on itself. It's then hung 6 inches out from the wall from brackets. The natural light through the church windows makes it difficult to get a good photo of this intimate minimalist art work. Thanks again to my husband, Ned, for the time he's given to the project. Meanwhile, work was being done on the third and fourth panels in the church hall. All welcome.

25 comments:

Jennifer said...

When all the panels are installed, can we all come visit your church...just to see the exquisite art? Would that be wrong?

Judy Martin said...

How could that be wrong?
xx

Ms. said...

The work of the hands and the heart in unison continues to prove the heart and hands are miracles of creation!

over the rainbow said...

I keep thinking....."there's a place in heaven".... your photos make me feel like I'm stitching along with you....stunning simplicity......

Anonymous said...

O My! i really love this piece. it's beautiful.
Joan @ CopperCreeker

http://coppercreeker.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Gorgeous! I wish I worshipped in your church.

Sandra said...

Congratulations Judy for bringing this community project together. Your vision will be there at the church for all to admire and be inspired by! Can you image the impact when all 4 large panels are hung? What a lucky congregation!!

Jackie said...

Fantastic.. just lovely!

Caterina Giglio said...

this is just beautiful...

Velma said...

oh, glory, how wonderful.

Jacky said...

It must be satisfying to see this piece hung...you (and Ned) have been instrumental in getting this happening.
I can imagine the weight (and the drape) as it hangs.
Wonderful....

Jacky xox

Nancy said...

Splendid!

kat said...

how exciting it must be to see all that shared stitching come to fruition - an amazing project this one, so full of time and togetherness

Lesley Turner said...

congratulations, Judy, a wonderful achievement. Such beauty

Lynda Howells said...

Just amazing Judy ..must be amazing to see it in the real..so to speakxxlynda

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful work of many hands brought together with deep vision thank you for sharing this Jude !

ali said...

This is so moving--powerful in the quiet energy of all the stitching and stitchers. It's a spectacular work.

Els said...

Well Judy I think Ned is just glad (and proud) he can be of help installing this wonderful work of art !!! Congratulations !

Penny Berens said...

I'd be there if I could. What an honour it would be to work on these amazing pieces.

heleen said...

A M A Z I N G ! ! !

Deb said...

Judy..minimalist like 10 carat diamond..you look, look again and don't believe your eyes for the beauty.

Marie Costa said...

This must look absolutely glorious in person! And so much good karma is stitched into this project.

Karen said...

I see my dear friend Cornelia in this picture! What a wonderful project you are all working on :)

Dee said...

what an amazing act of community service and artistic expression - both! really exquisite.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

I do agree too that it is a lucky congregation, but very wise, as well because they have chosen your work.

Apart from the concept, the beauty of the stitches and the textures, I am amazed at how perfectly it sqared and flat it hangs. It doesn't seem easy in such a big work!

Congratulations!