Graffiti 2 by: Sue Bleiweiss
There is a highway overpass in Massachusetts, buried beneath layers of colorful graffiti, which welcomes hundreds of drivers each day. This flashy scene momentarily draws many a wandering eye from the road with looks of awe. The colorful graffiti on the overpass inspired one of these passersby, and she decided to express her vision of this art through her chosen medium, quilting.
Sue Bleiweiss won 2nd place at the International Quilt Festival 2018 in Houston for her overpass-inspired quilt, Graffiti 2. Comprised mostly of her very own hand-dyed fabrics (except for the red which is Cherrywood Fabric), this vibrant quilt features characters which were cut by hand and stitched using Superior Threads King Tut and MasterPiece cotton thread.
With a unique, whimsical art style, Sue has mastered her favorite subject: houses and buildings. She loves creating imagery that invokes emotions of love and family. It’s art that brings joy, drawing the viewer in for a closer look — perhaps imagining themselves within the lively scene.
We offer a big congratulations to Sue on Graffiti 2. To view more of her vivid projects, visit her website www.suebleiweiss.com. We also recommend exploring her blog. One post, in particular, A Few of My Favorite Things, was an instant favorite.