Create quilt/fabric art that is inspired by our cultures' addictions to the media, especially television. How many of us can claim to look forward to a new episode of our favorite show and never analyze why we are so hooked, whether it be re-runs of "I Love Lucy" to more recent "sit-coms" to "Simply Quilts" or "Trading Spaces." Is your tv watching all about relaxing after a hard day's work or becoming inspired about new project ideas or being challenged by pondering life and death or good and evil struggles?

Host: Sonja Lee
Email: Sonja@FriendsFabricArt.com

"Saturday Night Date"
14x15"

Made with cotton, rayon, glass, & plastic
"Current events, as reflected through social and political behaviors, and the dynamics of personal and family relationships greatly interest me and are featured heavily in my art. My goal is to use my art to communicate the questions and encourage the viewer to address the questions that arise from these themes, rather than make pronouncements about them."

Sonja Lee
email:Sonja@FriendsFabricArt.com
http://www.friendsfabricart.com


I am a sensitive individual so I often feel that I have experienced the lives of those in TV shows and movies I have watched or heroines of books of I have read. For many TV series I have watched the shows that I like over and over again. The characters words and actions become ingrained in
my memory. Many times have I turned to to wisdom of L. M. Montgomery for comfort, relied on the laughter therapy of British comedy shows, or vicariously enjoyed the strength to make a difference in the world with" Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

" Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it, yet." L. M. Montgomery


"Vicarious Memories"
Created 2003

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"Tonight"
49.25" x 43"
Completed 2002

Suzanne Riggio
email: Quzanne@aol.com



(Contact Suzanne Riggio to purchase artwork at Quzanne@aol.com)

This wall quilt is a tribute to and a caricature of the "Tonight Show." Jay Leno's face with chin is an original drawing. The backdrop was inspired by lights on downtown Milwaukee, by the set of the "Tonight Show" and by the Aurora line of fabrics by RJR. Window lights were achieved by using metallic paint through a grid formed by rug underlayment. Canvas, in lieu of batting, is the filling. The border is my version of a Sony Trinitron
television set.



"TV Babies"
Created December 2003
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Julie Zaccone Stiller
Email: juliezs@pacbell.net


Materials: Dyed, discharged fabric and fringe by the artist, commercial cottons, rayon thread, braided hemp twine, mixed yarns. Stamped with fabric ink.

T.V. Babies is my response to thinking about the results of television viewing: Influenced Consumers, Coerced Citizens, Creative Impact on Artists, positive and negative. The Imperative to Protect your Mind From Too much
information .



"Mixed Media Version 1.1: Black & White and Read Allover"
30”h x 25”w x 1.5”d
© Carolyn Lee Vehslage April 2003

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Carolyn Lee Vehslage
email: clvquilts@yahoo.com
http://www.CLVquilts.com

Materials: cotton & sheer fabrics; recycled computer, audio, and video media, slide, film, negatives, computer and electrical wires

Techniques: hand quilted, machine & hand appliquéd, embellished

Statement: "Mixed Media" is a commentary on how so few of our entertainment, computer, and electronic media actually work together. The reference is to the 'mixed' state of bipolar disorder – the rapid vacillation between depression and mania.

The embellished items are all forms of media--computer, camera, video, and audio. Carrying the double entendre further, in computer terms, we 'read' and 'write' to the floppy and hard drive media. Red is a reoccurring color choice within the computer industry, showing up again
and again in logos, print ads, and labels.

The shapes of the embellishments and appliqués are either circles or squares/rectangles. Some of the items such as the VHS tape, floppy diskettes, and cassette tapes have circular forms with in the box casings. The objects are placed one on top of the other to hint at the
intermingling of opposite mental states.


Carolyn Lee Vehslage
email: clvquilts@yahoo.com
http://www.CLVquilts.com



Materials: cotton & sheer fabrics; recycled computer, audio, and video media, slide, film, negatives, computer and electrical wires

Techniques: machine quilted, machine & hand appliquéd, embellished

Statement: "Mixed Media" is a commentary on how so few of our entertainment, computer, and electronic media actually work together. The reference is to the 'mixed' state of bipolar disorder - the rapid vacillation between depression and mania. Depression is often referred to as a Blue period where everything looks Black.

The embellished items are all forms of media--computer, camera, video, and audio. There's even a used Moody Blue's 8-Track tape that was ordered through eBay in the upper right corner. The slide is of my" Keyboard Lockup Version 1.2: Blue Screen of Death" (BSofD is a computer programmer's term for when the computer 'freezes' and you're left staring at a blank blue screen.)

 

 

 


"Mixed Media Version 1.3: Black & Blue"
24”h x 18”w x 1.5”d
© Carolyn Lee Vehslage November 2003

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