Each year the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, Inc., asks for stitcher volunteers to sign up and complete a quilt block for our Seminar Scholarship Fundraising Project. I wrote about it a couple of days ago, but you can read it again at this link. ALL of the money received from ticket sales goes towards scholarships at our June seminar in Portland, Oregon, and one scholarship will pay for ALL of the week's classes, or registration, or other seminar expenses.
For our 2013 seminar theme, "Tea, Thyme and Lavender", we each received fabric with a design area of 6"x6" and the outline of a teacup, along with a color sample of the fabric that would be used to complete the quilt.
My teacup is finished.
The flower on the teacup and the rosebud are both a made with one of my original Millefiori stitches. I named it "Archie" -- it's an accidental drizzle that arches. Latin: Archie R. A. Drizzle. Instructions are in my book Take A Stitch by Rosalie Wakefield. You'll see the book at my Millefiori-BE website. (or you will whenever I stop playing with this blog and finish posting to my website).
Here's a picture of the book cover:
Those purple flowers in the lower right-hand corner are also made with "Archie". The flower is named "Olde English Rose". Here's a close-up of Archie:
Notice that I enjoy adding beads and sparkly threads to my embroidery. Dimensional embroidery is just that much fun! You can add whatever you want and you can be as creative as you wish.
Here's a close-up photo of my Archie Rosebud, just one "Archie" drizzle that zigzags its way back to the fabric and is held in place with a tacking bullion:
The picture above is the border and background fabric that one of our Colorado BDEIG chapters has chosen. Everyone - both BDEIG members and anyone else who enjoys beautiful art quilts will have a chance to win this beautiful quilt when it's completed. Visit our BDEIG website often to stay updated, but the final photos will be published in our February 2013 newsletter, The B.E. Wrap-Up.