Friday, April 13, 2012

Many hands

Panel three: Precious Water in the frame.



Panel Two: Mended World nearly done.


Panel Four: Four Directions wool grid in progress


Heather H

Panel Four: Four Directions, beaded layers in progress



Heather T




An update of the wonderful circle project. All welcome. Every Thursday.



Ms. said...

As our Grace might say, back home now with goats: EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Serena said...

what beautiful work

deanna7trees said...

wonderful that so many hands are working together to create these panels.

Marie Costa said...

Wow, what gorgeous pieces. Lots of good energy in that project.

Els said...

It is so wonderful to see a whole community taking part in the making of these panels! Love the backside of "water" (I think) would be sooo good tóúching !!!

Nancy said... :)
Oh...and as always, beautiful work that grabs your heart and imagination at once.

saskia said...

this is amazing
all those hands and thoughts and feelings, the wholeness of it all;
the shared experience, there and here, thank you Judy

jpsam said...

lHi Judy,
I saw Cross My Heart today at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. These are the last few days that the Quilt National work will be on display. I have been following your work and I am thrilled to have at last been able to see it in the cloth. Brava!

Judy Martin said...

Yes, this project makes me very proud and happy. It is taking quite a while to do the four panels, but at least we do them. Every Thursday.

Velma said...

every thursday. if only it wasn't so far away, i'd join in. i love the hand shots.

mansuetude said...

enjoyed your interview link. your humor about the male-ness of art history. the female influences. your hundreds of journals. ! Virginia Woolf would be jealous.

over the rainbow said...

I would be there too! I feel the peace and unity in your photos.......

Gisele said...

Hi Judy, I'm totally speechless...these panels are so beautiful,inspiring & calming to view....just wish I lived in your neck of the woods in order that I could participate too as I love hand stitching.Congrats to you & the community coming together to create these wonders!
Thanks also for visiting my blog...I agree, fabric & thread has amazing healing properties :)

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i have walked around with these
images in my head........
i LOVE that you put a name with
each hand.
just love that. we ARE our hands,
aren't we.
thank you for this..........

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

I wonder how all these wonderful people feel and what they think about participating in such a project. I almost never find people working together with no obligation (for a non-comercial purpose, I mean)

Charanne said...

I found the Manitoulin Circle project and your blog by chance. Although I have not been to the Manitoulin for many years, I spent many summer vacations visiting my grandparents on the island in the 1950s (Hilly Grove area). This is such a wonderful community project and the panels are beautiful. I am a quilter in Virginia and look forward to someday returning to the island and seeing the quilted panels. Your website, Judy, is quite extensive and I have enjoyed exploring your galleries. I plan to share it with my quilt guild members.