Monday, September 23, 2013

Mary Fisher design, a post by Peace and Applique

This morning I stumbled on this post on  Facebook.  For those of us in Michigan, Mary Fisher is a familiar name.  You might like to check it out.  The fabric is beautiful. It was posted by Peace and Applique, a wonderful little quilt  shop near Kynda's in Springfield, Illinois.



These beautiful fabrics are from a collection by Clothworks Fabrics called Belle. The designer is Mary Fisher.

Mary's powerful works in fiber, sculpture and handmade paper have established her among the nation’s leading artists. Mary’s earliest work as an artist was with fiber, including intensive work as a tapestry weaver at Cranbrook Academy of Art in her native Michigan.

She was a thriving artist and mother of two young sons when she was diagnosed HIV-positive in the summer of 1991. Within months, she began working to raise awareness of and dispel stigma about the disease. In the years since, she has used art and advocacy to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially women and girls.

If you need ideas, there's a pattern available using fabrics from this collection -

http://clothworks.com/pdfs/patterns/bellequilt.pdf

2 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the colors and the fabrics shown. I checked out the link and it is truly an afternoon DELIGHT!

Blackberry Lane said...

Such gorgeous fabric.