Fri, Aug 12

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The Fraser

Sing In The Spring - Deb Plastid

Art quilts comprise the illustrations in “Sing in the Spring” a children's book written by Sheree Fitch.

Sing In The Spring - Deb Plastid

Time & Location

Aug 12, 7:00 p.m. – Aug 31, 5:00 p.m.

The Fraser , Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0, Canada

About the Event

Join us for the Opening Reception August 12,  at 7pm.  A chance to meet the Artist and enjoy conversations with the attendees.

Regular gallery hours: TBD

Artist : Deb Plastid -  Sing in the Spring 

Fabric is what I work with, spring is where my heart lives. How to make a

quilt? Think of how winter becomes spring, all art in fact…there is the germ

of an image; hiding, waiting, like the germ of a seed in the ground under

layers of snow.

Working with Sheree Fitch has been an exciting opportunity; a celebration

really. Her verse is the spark that cracks open the seed. My work is to create,

magnify, magicify, whimsy-fy her words with emotion, colour and texture. In

this is the whirl of worldly possibility. I ask of the verse, what will you be?

Making the quilts? I have an image and I struggle to bring it to life. It is

cutting and piecing, not quite knowing what will crystallize. It is adding and

taking away, dyeing, painting, layering, collage, embellishing, and stitching,

trusting that this will work with that. The same kind of trust we have that a

small black and white seed will emerge and grow into a glorious tall

sunflower. Bit by bit, piece by piece.

Above all the fabric decides. I create with my hands in the hopes that my art

will touch a heart; make someone smile.

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