Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NOFA Book Challenge

Quilt Documentation # 122

NOFA Book Challenge - Textures

This is another NOFA challenge, made in 2009.. (see previous post for Green Challenge)

NOFA stands for Northern Ontario Fibre Artists, a group of seven from 3 Northern Ontario communities, Englehart, Kenogami, and Timmins. We meet 3 or 4 times a year to exchange ideas, show and tell about whatever we are dabbling in at the time and enjoy each other's company.

We also like to challenge ourselves to try new techniques. There always seems to be a challenge in the works.

For the Book Challenge each person chose a theme and made a cover for the “pages” that were going to be made by everyone else. The size of the cover determined the sizes the pages had to be made.

My book measures 9” x 13” and the pages are 8” x 11”.

The theme for my book is Textures.

Textures Cover before assembly
For my cover I wove together 2 1/2” strips of fabric which I then stamped. I added loose threads, trims, even small crocheted flowers and covered the whole thing with tulle. I free motion quilted, outlining some of the stamped designs and filling in with as many designs as I could think of.

The inside of the cover is one my hand dyed. Two of the edges were shaped in a curved designs and zigzagged with variegated thread.
Inside cover - detail

I made a button from FIMO modelling clay and added a couple of beads to the end of a sparkly string to wrap around and hold the book closed.



made by Marie

made by Silvia

made by Karen

made by Kit

made by Jane

made by Marnie

I'm missing a couple, I'll update when I find them.

Window for Kit

Tree for Marie

Flowers for Jane

Doors for Silvia

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Needle and Thread Network.  Hope it is OK to link up as I feel that my whole blog is a WIP as I document quilts, etc. old and new.


LC said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Great post...

thesewinggeek said...

Wow what a beautiful and meaningful gift to each other! You will always remember your friends by having such a great reminder of the work that binds you.
Good idea on documentation. What we make with our hands is often a legacy of our life and times. I try to take pictures... I have all kinds digital, film that I am trying to organize.
I have come to your blog via the WIP link up

Sam said...

A very talented bunch you are.

Regina said...

Wow, a great project and wonderful little pieces of art. I like your pages the best - although they are all very nice.

karin said...

Thanks - these are very inspiring. I will share your blog with some of my own group. So much variety.. there is something for everyone here.