Noshi Ribbons by Gerrie Congdon
The Invitational Reverse Auction of Fabulous Fiberart opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. CST. All the information about the artwork and how to participate is here. I'm copying Virginia Spiegel's post about it, to help spread the word.
A lineup of great artists have generously donated their artwork to benefit the American Cancer Society. Today’s featured artwork is by Gerrie Congdon. Noshi Ribbons is an art quilt created with vintage Japanese fabrics.
According to Gerrie,
I love collecting vintage Japanese fabrics. The colors, textures and patterns are inspirations for the collage. I was compelled to cut and fuse the small linear pieces, just because. A friend said they looked like Noshi Ribbons. I went off to Google and discovered with great delight that I had indeed created Noshi Ribbons. In Japan, Noshi is a cluster of ribbons representing a special gift.
Gerrie is a three-time breast cancer survivor and has supported Fiberart for a Cause from the very beginning. Her art quilts have been juried into several local and national textile art shows. She has done commissions for churches and private collections. Her work has been published in the book Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project, edited by Karey Bresenhan, and in several magazines. This past January, she had her first solo show based on a trip she took to Israel last year.