I'm thrilled to be participating in this very special exhibit - Banners of Hope. Dozens of designers are stitching up artistic banners with messages of hope to hang in an exhibit at the CHA Mega Show in January. This is the first project hosted by the new Fabric Arts Council, a group of buyers, sellers and designers within the CHA membership.
For my banner, I cut this large flower from a printed upholstery linen that has been sitting in my stash a long while (Cassandra by Duralee Fabrics), which I accented with coordinating colors of glitter, painted on with clear gel glue. The three brads each say the word "hope." At the bottom, I glued a black metal bookbinding strip, covered with olive green washi tape. The metal tag at the bottom says "encourage your hopes, not your fears."
After the CHA show is over, the banners will be displayed as part of fundraising efforts for the Charity Wings Art Center. The exhibit will then travel to various charitable events and organizations throughout 2014.