Thursday, June 30, 2005

Barbara's Madonna Postcards

Two beautiful postcards made by Barbara for an on-line fabric postcard exchange. Since I was the hostess, I snatched both of them! ~~~Debra

Ready for Lift-off!

Wow, Debra, you're so fast. It seems we've been working on this project for less than a week, and we already have our own blogspot. This will be so fun!

So here' about me. I'm Barbara Curiel, and I've been quilting for 5 years. I've sewn practically all my life, and I knit and do the typical crafty things, but this quilting thing is my true passion. I see the world through a quilter's eyes. I've been in Debra's artimage challenge where we've made a quilt a month in response to a prompt, and I love the combination of making art with fiber. When it's the best, it feels like playing.

So now we're doing this Madonna Idea as an artistic collaboration. I think we have a great give and take and we give each other great ideas and suggestions. And why the madonna? Well, I'm the catholic of the pair of us, though in that once-a-catholic-always-a-catholic way they tell you about in parochial school. But the vigin is an important image of womanhood and motherhood in western culture. I hope we'll see what else she's telling us.

Welcome to the Madonna Idea!

The collaboration site for the Madonna Series!

2 fiber artists: Barbara and Debra will be working on a year long series devoted to Madonnas!

We plan to swap ideas, swap fabrics, swap trinkets and make wallhangings, books, ritablos and what-have-yous in homage to one of our favorite icons: The Virgin Madonna. Please join us on our adventure!

I am Debra Spincic, hailing from Lake Conroe, TX --just north of hot, humid Houston! I spend all my time with a needle and thread doing something creative.

I met Barbara through, a quilting forum, where I spend way too much time! Barbara joined an artquilt challenge that I proposed and we quickly discovered that we both liked Madonnas. My recent viewing of my "almost" finished Lady of Guadalupe wallhanging for the Hoffman Challenge prompted us to brainstorm ways that we might further explore the Madonna icon. This will be our journaling site for everything about our collaboration.