The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 3 — Scottish Highlands Collection

Last of this series. This has been so interesting to read!
I hope you enjoyed the talents of Sheena Norquay. I can’t wait to get back to creating!

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Sheena Norquay’s Scottish Highlands Collections were inspired by the colours of mountains, forests, moorlands, and lochs of the Scottish Highlands as well as native animals such as Highland cows, Red squirrels and Red deer.

The colors are rich and vibrant and well represented in 2 small boxes — 1 in 50wt and 1 in Aurifloss.

The colours are:
2309 (cream), 2612 (pale blue/grey), 2566 (light mauve), 6735 (dark mauve), 2885 (dark green), 1246 (grey), 2775 (dark blue), 2155 (rust brown), 2975 (ochre), & 1147 (light green).

Please visit The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 1 for more details + the full interview with Sheena.

GIVEAWAY
To enter-to-win the two Scottish Highlands collections by Sheena Norquay, please leave us a comment on this post letting us know which of Sheena’s pieces below is your favorite and why. Entry will close at 11:59pm on Friday, August 18 and a winner will be…

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The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 2 — The Beach Collection

Well, I’m not gonna lie…I love everything in this post!
Sit back and enjoy!

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Sheena Norquay’s Beach Collection was inspired by the colours of shells, stones, pebbles, sea glass and sand. It is a box of 12 Large Spools of 50wt thread.

The Colours are:
2524 (light blue/purple), 2564 (light pink/lilac), 4150 (yellow variegated)
1248 (dark blue/purple), 2311 (cream), 2375 (peach)
2610 ((dark grey/blue), 2312 (light beige), 2340 (light rust)
2615 (light grey), 2805 (light turquoise), 2326 (dark beige)

Please visit The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 1 for more details + the full interview with Sheena.

GIVEAWAY
To enter-to-win The Beach Collection by Sheena Norquay, please leave us a comment on this post letting us know which of Sheena’s pieces below is your favorite and why. Entry will close at 11:59pm on Friday, August 18 and a winner will be announced here on Saturday, August 19. This giveaway is open to all of our International friends!

INTERVIEW (con.)
Tell us about The Beach…

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Quilt Event Part 1

Yesterday I mentioned our trip to New Mexico and how I squeezed in not one, but two quilt events! It didn’t start out that way…sometimes things just work out!

The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts in Alamogordo, NM was on the wish list for 2014 and it conveniently just so happened to fall during a week in June that would work for the trip to clean out the storage unit. I’ll talk to you more about that tomorrow.

My treat for all the hard work cleaning out the storage unit earlier in the week was to go to the Festival on Friday, but…then my mom informed me of a quilt exhibit on display at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, NM. Cool!! I knew I would have the entire day to myself so I could pop in there before heading to the Festival!

“Beyond Tradition” by the Studio Art Quilt Associates of New Mexico (SAQA) includes the banner artworks of “Enchanted Threads/A Walk in the Wild” which had been on display at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center in the winter of 2012.

A Walk in the Wild banners

A Walk in the Wild banners

A-Maizing by Nora Bebee

A-Maizing by Nora Bebee

Close up of A-Maizing-dimensional beading & tassels

Close up of A-Maizing-dimensional beading & tassels

 

S is For...#3 by Shannon Conley (Note this one is reversible!)

S is For…#3 by Shannon Conley (Note this one is reversible!)

S is for...#4 by Shannon Conley

S is for…#4 by Shannon Conley

The 18 banners were included with the exhibit “A Color Runs Through It”. The challenge for the artists was open to all the SAQA members. The works are 18 inches by 24 inches in either vertical or horizontal orientation. They were challended to use black and/or white and any tint/shade of gray in between, plus any number of tints/shades of one color. The pieces are stunning and I took a few photos to share with you.

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These are a few I really admired from the “Beyond Traditional” entries…they remind me of our days living in New Mexico. We could enjoy Sierra Blanca from our deck every day and have fond memories of exploring pueblos and the ancient petroglyphs at Three Rivers near Tularosa, NM.

 

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And, of course, I was happy to see some that appeal to my beachy side!!

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What made this exhibit even more special was enjoying it with my quilting friend, Rita Galaska. She is a national award winning quilter and pattern designer. (I know some pretty cool people!! In fact, one of her quilting endeavors won a Viewer’s Choice Blue ribbon at the event I will share tomorrow!!)

We had a great time looking at all of these pieces. Even though some were not to our taste, be both can appreciate the artists’ time and efforts in creating each one.

Should you find your way to New Mexico, the fiber arts and quilting community is vibrant and exciting. I hope you check it out! 🙂

 

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