Pat Pauly, an award-winning art quilter and fiber artist from Rochester, New York, spoke to the Metropolitan Patchwork Society at its October 27th meeting and taught a workshop the following day on her “New Big Leaf” design. Pat is known for making contemporary quilts with strong graphic compositions, many of them mixed media pieces on a large scale. Her motto, she quipped, is “Go Big or Go Home.”
Pat’s lecture for MPS, in which she zipped through 400 slides to illustrate her talk on “The New Face of Art Quilts,” was a wonderful precursor to her workshop. Here’s a shot of Pat at the workshop talking about one of her “New Big Leaf” creations:
|Pat Pauly with her New Big Leaf, 48″ square.|
She uses freezer paper templates to create her big leaves, and it was this method she taught at the MPS workshop last week. Six students have already completed their leaves, which finish at 24″ square. Each leaf can stand alone or be incorporated into a larger piece, similar to the 48″ square quilt Pat is shown with above.
Here is Lisa Encabo’s leaf:
and Marcia Sanderman’s:
We predict there will be several additional versions to show you very soon! Please come back to see more lovely leaves based on Pat Pauly’s “New Big Leaf” design.