Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Highlights of 2014 and a Chance to Win

This is the Newsletter I sent out to those on my newsletter list. To receive an email Newsletter, send me an email request to:
I have either met you at Quilt Canada, Quilt Shows, Markets in BC and AB, through Quilting Groups or Art Shows. Although I didn't get a newsletter out in the fall, I have been continually working in the studio painting original textile artwork. These fabrics are popular with quilters because the premium cotton material and fibre reactive dyes leave the hand of the fabric soft and washable. Perfect for quilting.
by Kathleen Little

It is a wonderful surprise to me to see what others create with my hand painted fabrics. Each time I am thrilled to see the sewn, quilted or framed pieces. Thank you to those who have taken the time to send me photos. Send more!

by Marg Moore
by Anne Morrel Robinson

by Joan Cavers

by Jayne Hisml
WIN a hand painted Fat Quarter
 In 2013 I had two give-aways of hand painted fabrics. An original hand painted fat quarter will be given to the winner of a the draw on February 15, 2014.  Email me at for  chance to win.

 A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013 can be found by clicking on these links to my blog:
Color Confidence for Quilters Workshop Summary
Textile Interpretations of European Sketches
Jackie White and I dye one piece of Fabric
Artisan Pillow Series
The Portrait Project
Key City Theatre - Art Show
Skimmerhorn Winery: Kootenay Crush wine label by Eileen Gidman

FROM THE ARTISAN PILLOW SERIES - This new series was popular at the summer markets.

'The Three Roses'
'A Cottage Summer'
COMMISSIONS: Several quilters have ordered specific images and it has been rewarding to create something original for them. If you have an image you would like painted on fabric with dyes, send me an email at

UPCOMING: After listening to people that came to my booth, I am creating sets of blocks for those of you that want to paint or colour fabric yourselves but are unsure of the drawing part. Watch for upcoming sets of blocks on white cotton fabric of wildflowers and birds. Let me know if you have some other ideas.

May 2014 be a year full of inspiration, quilting or otherwise. Don't  forget to reply to this email for a chance to win a hand painted fat quarter.

Eileen Gidman

'Creston Cherries' hand paint fabric panel


Win Dinn, Artist said...

Love seeing how others are using your panels, Eileen! And don't those Creston Cherries look like edible summer?!

Laura Leeder said...

Creston Cherries are one of my favorites! Congratulations on all that you've achieved last year Eileen.