|Silk Road Treasures by Heather Lair, used with permission|
Heather Lair is an award-winning quilter from Gimli, Manitoba, and upon viewing her work, it is easy to see why. She skillfully blends traditional and modern styles and techniques in her work. The fabrics she uses are a mix of commercial and hand-painted fabrics, as well as a mix of types of fabrics, such as silk and wool. She has been a full-time quilter for over 30 years and teaches classes in quilting and sewing. I know I'll be watching for news of a local class.
|Imagination Beach by Heather Lair, used with permission|
The landscapes she paints with fabric are quite lovely on their own, but framed with a mix of traditional and non-traditional quilting styles, they are quite stunning! The painted sky on "Imagination Beach" (shown above) was so beautiful and evocative!
|Queen Guinevere Star by Heather Lair, used with permission|
The photo above does not do justice to the beautiful regal colours used in this full size bed quilt.
|Fossil Hunting by Heather Lair, used with permission|
I really liked these landscapes, painted with strips of fabric with raw edges snipped and fraying to add texture. They really came alive for me.
You can see more of Heather Lair's work on her website or Etsy shop. The exhibition is on until January 22, so do stop by if you are in Winnipeg!