Kitchen inspired Stitching

For all my foodie friends out there, here’s a food art alert. I haven’t been blogging lately because I’m focused on developing some new work for a show themed on Food.

High-brow, low-brow, you know I love both kinds of food. So there will be some junk food, some fine dining, and the usual cast of aliens, animals and impossible hairstyles thrown in for good measure.

For inspiration, I’ve been studying my retro cookbook collection and recently acquired another 1961 gem by Peter Pauper Press, illustrated by Ruth McCrea – the same team that published Simple Hawaiian Cookery that I blogged about on Thanksgiving.

When I looked through my previous work, it surprised me how many quilts had food or kitchens in them. So it seemed natural to agree to do a show based on food. However it’s not set in a typical gallery setting, so I’m having fun experimenting with new color schemes, sizes, and techniques.

More coming soon as this show opens in mid-June. If you’re local (Springfield, MO) and want an invite, email me your mailing address. If you’re local and into art and food (and yoga), you may already be on my list.





9 thoughts on “Kitchen inspired Stitching”

  1. I’ve just returned from a reunion where I shared a cookbook by the Willow Springs Methodist Church Ladies dated 1948. In it is a recipe of my Mother’s that I swear to God she never made!!! Can’t wait to see your exhibit. Know it will be special.

    1. Hi Mom, I’m thinking about doing something like this in the background of my next quilt. Wish me luck!

  2. I wondered what you were up to!! I love the doodling quilting you have done. I have a couple of vintage cookbooks. I love the graphics in them.

    1. Hi Gerrie, it took a while, but now I have my momentum up and working on several new projects. I love those old cookbooks, now everything is photographed, so not many illustrations of food anymore.

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