No I have only chickens. We went to an alpaca farm close to here to buy dietamatious (sp?) earth and I thought the alpacas had such interesting faces I snapped a few dozen photos for a possible future quilt. http://www.quiltuniversity.com is the web site. After this month Quilt U is on winter break until January but there is a class list always available.
Welcome Janice! It's great to have another chicken lover among us. How many do you have? You'll find lots of expertise and support in this group and have a lot of laughs too. I am also interested in landscape quilts and am taking a class on Quilt U. called Miniature Landscapes. If you're not familiar with this site, there is a large offering of on-line quilting classes. A lot are art quilt classes!
I take a photo, such as I didi with my "Shelby", posterize it in Photoshop program. print it in Black and White, then lay a transparancy sheet over it, trace large pieces onto sheet then use the overhead to draw the figure(s) onto muslin that I have pinned onto the wall.
Trust me each of us has a different process, so do ask questions then do what works best for you. One of our members, Diana Bracy is famous for her Mosiac's, check out her page. It is so much fun to see all that everyone does. We have some newbies and some who have been doing it for a long time.
I better get to work, have some work that needs to get done.
Great to hear from you, we have 25 chickens that no longer free range which is so much safer as you know. And yes, love the eggs and love watching the chickens scratch and peck. Late in the afternoon we some times let them out and they love piles of leaves which are everywhere now. Such peace with the sound of clucking and pecking. Another member, Elaine has chickens and she too is loving them.
I use an overhead projector when I want to make an art quilt from a photo. I had been borrowing one for a long time but now have my own which is so nice. Do you do everything free hand? Our group has swaps, which are really alot of fun, have you checked out the slideshow yet?
Cottonwood Quilter/ aka Linda
Welcome Janice to the Love of Art Quilts Group, we are happy to have you join us. We are a chatty group, so jump right in.
I love your work, and had to laugh and admire your opossum quilt. I have chickens so am always on the look out for them in the yard. DH borrowed a pellet gun a couple of weeks ago to pepper the behind of one that had gotten into our garage and was eating the cats food. He didn't hurt it, just scared it. Your work is beautiful, I am anxious to hear your process, do you use an overhead or free hand your work?
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!