Quiltart Quinceanero: Janice Paine-Dawes

Janice Paine-Dawes
Lakeview, Arkansas, USA
15" x 15"


Commercial cotton overlaid with commercial yarns and commercial sheer fabric. Free motion quilted with areas of sheer fabric snipped away. Accented with textile paints and hand embroidery. zigzagged edge letting the quilt find it's own shape with threads not contained within the edge.


I am a relative newbie on this list and come from a painting and traditional quilting background. Quiltart list has helped me develop the freedom to let my quilt art out of the box and find it's own life. The piece has the effervescence of bubbles and party streamers that represent the party chatter on the list; some serious, some frivolous and some teaching. We are free to take away the things that suit our art while a huge list of friends cheer us on. Like a party, it's a great place to be.