Friday, May 13, 2016

her textiles

stitching by April Martin  cotton thread on canvas
I'm visiting our daughter April and this post is about the textile soul of her apartment.
 Many of the fabrics are of her own design, like this wall hanging and curtains.
screen print by April Martin on cotton fabric
embroidered quilt by April Martin in progress
 She was inspired by the eyelet embroidery in the circle project for this piece.
reverse of April's quilt in progress
string quilt by Judy Martin, Hearth Rug For Hestia, pillow covers from Ikea
 Some of the pieces are gifts from me.
I'm visiting this weekend because she graduates with MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Monday.
protection amulet from textile museum of Canada - a gift from Judy
Marimekko bedding
Chicago sky scrapers


  1. Congratulations to April! She certainly does have an apartment with plenty of "textile soul." Now, when will you give a tour of your own textile paradise? ;)

  2. kathy loomis10:25 pm

    you must be so proud of her!! her textile work is lovely. what medium(s) does she like for sculpture?

  3. Grand accomplishment! Her apartment looks less like Chicago and more like Scandinavia till the last shot. So many many congratulations and all the best for the future to her.

  4. You must be very proud, of course she took after her mother!

  5. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it. Beautiful work!

  6. in love with April's black & white quilt !

  7. Tree ------> Apple. :-) Lovely! Congratulations to April...and to you!

  8. I love the first cloth - thread lines like a drawing.

  9. Congratulations to April! She has so much to look forward to. What a wonderful time for you both.

  10. What beautiful textile art she is stitching. You and her are such wonderful artists. Thank you for sharing her work.


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