An Artist's Quest

You Are My Cup Of Tea

Quilted Wall Hanging

I know it’s a rare thing when I don’t have much to say but this week I’m going to say it with pictures.  I spent the week with 51 quilters here at The Bishop’s Ranch.  The room was abuzz with the whirring of sewing machines and the swoosh of steam irons.  Everyone was at her table working away, with breaks to wander the large pavilion hall to kibitz and admire, share and learn.  It was a lovely, industrious week.  Prior to Sunday’s start I had made a number of teacups and mugs using scraps of fabric from my stash as the base shape and then stenciled the defining detail on top.  When I was all done I had about 25 cups to play with during the week.  I made a table runner and placemats for my home and then this banner to offer up to the world.  It will be posted on my website as soon as my fabulous, busy husband and web-master has time…. keep checking in http://lisathorpe.com/mandala.html.  I promise to be more loquacious next week.

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6 responses

  1. molmsteado

    Wow! Your industriousness is awe inspiring. I love all the teacups…… No words needed

    April 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

    • Thanks Martha, I’m thinking about chairs next! Lisa

      April 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  2. Jane

    Lisa your images in particular are a wonderful embodiment of all that a cup of tea is to me – friendly, welcoming, easy to be with, and made with love.

    In my family a cup of tea is essential for all gatherings and is believe to solve everything, or at least to make you feel like it solves everything.

    I have just been back to the UK to be with my family to celebrate my dad’s life. A life that that recently ended rather suddenly after 76 years, the last 18 struggling with Parkinson Disease. A cup of tea was never not in my hand over in these past few weeks as we made arrangements, reminisced and laughed among the tears. Seeing these images on my return was very comforting.

    Funnily enough I have been thinking about doing a painting project on similar lines for some time; maybe you will be my inspiration (once again) to actually get around to this.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

  3. I love this piece. It is timeless and contemporary at the same time. Wowser.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Thanks, I was contacted by Quilting Arts Magazine to work up an article about the stencil technique so stay tuned for more images in this style.

      May 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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