January – September 2006, each 8-1/2" wide by 11" high, (85" by 11" total), © 2006, Maria Elkins, All Rights Reserved.
For the 2006 Journal QuiltPages, I continued my experiments of using traditional printmaking techniques for printing on fabric. To provide continuity throughout the nine months, I decided to "slice-and-dice" a picture of my daughter. Each image was printed on multiple fabrics, cut apart, fused back together, and free-motion quilted. All quilts presented here are hand printed on commercially printed, 100% cotton. The first five quilts were displayed at the 2006 International Quilt Festival.
Journal Quilt 1 – Hand Drawn Silk Screen
Silkscreen created with litho crayons and rubbing plates; fabric marker drawing, and colored pencils to enhance color.
Journal Quilt 2 – Wood Relief print
Linoleum block print with Daniel Smith water-based block print ink.
Journal Quilt 3 – Stone Lithograph
Stone lithograph with standard oil-based ink lithograph ink.
Journal Quilt 4 – Intaglio
Dry point intaglio on copper plate with standard oil-based intaglio ink.
Journal Quilt 5 – Pronto Plate Lithograph
Pronto plate lithograph with standard oil-based ink lithograph ink.
Journal Quilt 6 – Linoleum Relief Print
Woodblock print with Daniel Smith water-based block print ink.
Journal Quilt 7 – Thermograph Screen Print
Thermofax screen, printed with Versatex screenprinting ink.
Journal Quilt 8 – Collagraph
Corrugated cardboard collagraph, printed with Setacolor paint.
Journal Quilt 9 – Blueprint
Blueprint on commercially printed cotton.
The Journal QuiltPages project was proposed by Karey Bresenhan, Director of the International Quilt Festival. It was to be "a free-form exercise in creativity, specifically planned to encourage quilt artists to stretch and grow." The project was open only to members of the QuiltArt list and each participant chose five QuiltPages to display at the 2006 IQF show.