I was surprised and so honored to have my piece featured on the cover of the SAQA Journal (Studio Art Quilts Associates). I will be traveling to Houston October 30 to speak briefly about my work during the opening of Wild Fabrications.  The show will be held in conjunction with IQF, the International Quilt Festival, in Houston. I’ve never attended IQF and am thrilled to have the opportunity to do so.

This piece, Cat and Mouse Game, came together fairly quickly.  I made it specifically for Wild Fabrications. The prospectus challenged,  “Let your imagination run wild as you create interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques.”

I tried to do that, using lottery tickets, discarded junk food boxes, and found objects.

Here is my artist’s statement:

Cat and Mouse Game

The head of a cat and the body of a mouse on a crazy, trashy background of used lottery tickets and junk food boxes. What fun! Wanna buy a lottery ticket anyone? More losing tickets for me to dumpster-dive for.

Materials: Basket, lids, other found objects, used lottery tickets and junk food boxes, material, thread, batting. Also painted fusible web and dimensional fabric paint.

Techniques: Dumpster diving. Collecting found objects. Glued, sewn, painted.
Anyway, here is Cat and Mouse Game, and the cover of the SAQA Journal, Fall, 2015.

Cover of SAQA Journal, Fall 2015, with Cat and Mouse Game by Martha Ressler

Cover of SAQA Journal, Fall 2015, with Cat and Mouse Game by Martha Ressler

Martha Ressler, Cat and Mouse Game, Detail

Martha Ressler, Cat and Mouse Game, Detail

cat and mouse game 20.5 x 28.5

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Comments
  1. Congratulations! Beautiful work!!

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  2. grammiejudi@aol.com says:

    Wel done! Judi

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