Revised November 4, 2016
Bad Moon Rising by Scarlett Rose
Bad Moon Rising - 18" x 30" art quilt
Fly Me to the Moon special exhibit curated by Susanne Miller Jones to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. The exhibit will be on tour through 2019.
Scarlett's friends Sumiko Minei and Atsuko Ohta are asking for quilts for the Great East Japan Earthquake Project. At the request of Sumiko and Atsuko, Scarlett has donated her quilt, Threefold Blues, to this special cause! A touring exhibit of these comfort quilts will displayed in Tokyo and Tohoku. The quilt's description reads "Scarlett Rose’s quilt is titled “Threefold Blues” and she made it in 1985. For this quilt, Scarlett sewed two Seminole patchwork strips, piecing them together in a zigzag fashion. The fabrics are printed cotton, solid chintz in shades of blue and white chintz. The colors of the strips are reversed, so that one patchwork strip is light to dark and the other patchwork strip is dark to light. Scarlett hand quilted this quilt with Sashiko designs, using 3 different Sashiko patterns."
September 10th thru 19th, 2008
Four of Scarlett's quilts are displayed in the Asian Artists of Shasta County exhibit at the Old City Hall Art Gallery, in Redding, CA.
There was an Artist's Reception at the Old City Hall Gallery in Redding, CA, from 6pm - 9pm on Sept. 13th and it was also a part of the 2nd Saturday ArtHop that is sponsored among all the art galleries in Redding. Here are Scarlett's quilt, At The Water's Edge and Heather's quilt, The Changing Faces of Japan.
Scarlett and Heather in front of Peacock Mythos. The graphic artist, Allena Hail, is attending college in San Jose and so was unable to attend the Reception.
Scarlett's niece, Heather, also had a couple very small quilts and some haiku on display. Besides her online journal, which includes a gallery of her pictures and writing, Heather also has a vlog on Youtube.
Here's Scarlett with two of her quilts. The small quilt is Tsukiko, which was made for a Quilter's Sew-Ciety of Redding guild challenge in 2004. The Scarlett's tunic was made for her trip to Osaka, Japan, in 2006 and features the same cranes as shown in her other quilt, At The Water's Edge.
The fourth quilt of Scarlett's quilts that are in this Gallery exhibit is Symbols & Seasons of Japan. This art quilt has the same paperpieced background of leaves that are in Scarlett's pattern, Autumn Splendor.
Here's the cover of the May/June issue of the Applique Society's newsletter. The quilt shown is "A Celtic Rose Garden" and a couple other Celtic quilts by Scarlett are shown inside. One of Scarlett's Celtic basket designs and two smaller Celtic designs are included free with this issue.
Scarlett made the Anime Tailcoat to wear at Houston for the International Quilt Festival 2007. The inkjet printed image on the back is The Dragon from the Eastern Zodiac, the design on the right sleeve is Pisces from the Western Zodiac and the design on the left sleeve is Leo from the Western Zodiac. The images were drawn by Allena Hail of Millville, CA and are a part of the two zodiacs that were used in Scarlett's quilts; Peacock Mythos, The Tale of the Cat and From The East To The West.
Here's a front view of the Anime Tailcoat. Scarlett made a panne velour cowl necked pullover to wear with the coat, which also had matching tailored pants for a complete outfit. Scarlett wore this outfit all day Friday at Houston for every event, including the Quilt Art reception with Karey Bresenhan.
The first of the Magic Key series of Celtic designs, this is the class sample for Scarlett's Basic Celtic for Hand Applique class at Quilt Campus, an online quilting class site that has been discontinued. The bias tape was made using bias bars. See quilts made by students who took this class in October 2007.
Here's the quilt top showing machine applique version, with the Celtic knotwork design done in exactly the same way as the hand applique quilt. It is the same size, but with the background separated into a center block and a contrast border. The design still uses just two fabrics, each fabric serving as background and bias tape.
On her visit to Osaka in March 2006, Scarlett discovered two of her quilts, which had been made and given as gifts, hanging in Michiko Shima's quilt shop! The quilt on the left was made for Michiko's son, Yuichiro, who had helped his mother as interpreter on her first visit to Redding some years before. The quilt on the right was given to Michiko as a remembrance of her visit. Each quilt features pictures taken during their visit to Redding. The Celtic design used in both quilts is a new pattern of Scarlett's, called Crystallized Celtic.
Click here to see more of Scarlett's trip to Osaka.
Here are the two samples that were made for the workshop Scarlett taught at the Back to School convention in August, 2002, for Brother sewing machine dealers. These pillows feature a machine embroidered center square, four colors of fusible bias tape and machine topstitching with matching metallic thread.
Celtic Basket with Machine Embroidered Flowers
23 1/2" square
Scarlett experimented with adding machine embroidery to her Celtic designs. This wallhanging has the most basic basket design from her book Baskets: Celtic Style and flowers from the Monica's Miscellany collection called Simply Crewel. Since this one is going to be sent to Japan as a present, Scarlett made more samples of this wallhanging design since she thinks it turned out very well!
Celtic Basket with Machine Embroidered Flowers II
23 1/2" square
Here's the second wallhanging that Scarlett has done with the combination of machine embroidery and iron on fusible bias tape. It's also going to Japan as a present!
To Defend Forever the Flames of Freedom
40" x 58"
This quilt was made for a special invitational exhibit sponsored by the American Quilter's Society of Paducah, Kentucky. This special exhibit, United We Quilt, premiered at the AQS show in April of 2002 and was on tour throughout the US for the next three years. A book featuring 33 of these quilts, including this one, was been published by AQS . Scarlett was very honored to be invited to participate in this special exhibit! The hearts are hand dyed fabric from the Dyeing Art Studio. She bought a kit for a Patriotic design from this shop, but only used the fabric squares that had the hearts! Scarlett cut the heart squares into wedges to make up the five pointed star shape in the middle of this quilt.
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