Friday, August 3, 2018

"Hope" - Our Cranes Project

Good Day,

Andy and I are amazed at Marijke van Welzen's work on the Cranes Hope Coat.

Cranes Hope Coat
Marijke Van Welzen, Andy Brunhammer
Jim Smith

Marijke and her husband just delivered the Coat.

Andy Brunhammer and I created the Crane blocks, sent them to Marijke in the Netherlands where she created this magnificent coat.

We are enthralled with her work.

It will be included as part of our “Hope – Cranes Project” presentation and display in early 2019.

Got to find a mannequin for the Cranes Coat's display.

Here are some additional preliminary images.

The first step for our Cranes Quilt 12.40, the outline quilting has begun. The quilting design has been drafted. Something different.

Each Crane block in Cranes Quilt is a 4-inch block.

This is the 6th quilt of the Orange Set.

Check out notes on our "Cranes Obsession" at Quilts SB -

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Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit August 1 through and including September 30. Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

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Jim and Andy

1 comment:

sue helms said...

OH MY this coat takes my breath away...