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Meadow Melody

32.00"W x 37.50"H x 0.3"D

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Connie Betterley

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: modern, nature, abstract, mixed-media, music, geometric

Media: cotton, batting, batiks

Size: 32"W x 37.5"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2018

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This bargello wall quilt was inspired by the colors and sounds of flowers and birds in a woodland meadow. This piece was exhibited at the 2011 Creative Tallahassee Juried Art Exhibition and the juried 2011 Senior Artist Showcase Tallahassee.

This one-of-a-kind art quilt is made out of cotton batik fabrics, which bring their own unique look to this piece. This lightweight wall quilt is ready to hang in a special place in your home or office. There is a pocket and dowel with wire on the back of the quilt so that it can hang on regular picture hooks.

I always wanted to be able to draw and paint, and I always admired those who were able to see an object and render it realistically on paper with pencils or paint. I was never able to do so. However, over time I realized I could make art with fiber – grasses for baskets, yarn for weavings, fabric for quilts. I made my first quilt when I was in graduate school - a simple strip-pieced “Around the World” quilt. From the very beginning I was concerned mostly about the colors – for that quilt I wanted to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the fabric choices. Since then, I have taken a series of workshops from nationally and internationally renowned artists. I am always fascinated with their creative process and how they work. I’ve adopted bits and pieces of how they work into my own. While some quilters use fusing techniques for their quilts that allow them to render realistic landscapes, I use traditional piecing techniques to obtain a result that is more abstract.

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