Redwork Post

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in The Philpott Lake Project and The Mail Art Experiment.  I can’t thank you enough for the generosity with which you shared your art and the patience you had with me throughout the process of putting together a webpage and exhibit for each.

This round, I have a vision of creating a single piece of art incorporating designs from 50-70 mail artists.  Embroidery is something I love, and I would like to make a redwork quilt with a square dedicated to each contributing artist.  Here is an excellent example of the type of quilt I hope to create:

Since it will be just one piece, I plan on showing it in a group textile exhibit when it is finished.  The stitching will be incredibly time consuming, so I am setting a goal of having the quilt completed in the fall of 2020.  When it is done, I will send a print of the finished piece to each contributor.  As designs are received and pieces are stitched, I will post updates at

If you would like to participate, please send a design that fits within a 7x7 inch square (I expect it will have a ½ inch to one-inch border).  Ideally, I would like you to incorporate your name and city into your square, but other than that the subject matter is entirely up to you.

Technically I would like simple line art (no shading or blocks of color) and you should be able to trace over your design with a fat marker without it getting muddled.

Thank you, I hope you consider joining in on the madness!

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Diana Hale

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Crozet, VA 22932 USA

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Comment by Terry Owenby on March 16, 2024 at 8:06pm

Hi Diana, I've been thinking about this project lately and wonder if it was ever finished. Thank you. 

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on February 26, 2020 at 3:19am

The drawings sent to Diana for this project are clever, witty, imaginative and highly original, and international--what an awesome quilt they will make. Of course Diana's renditions of the drawings in red embroidery are amazing. Can't wait to see the final artwork!

Thank you Diana for your labor of love!

Comment by Keith S. Chambers on January 27, 2020 at 8:59pm

As always Diana, you rock.

Comment by Amy Irwen on January 27, 2020 at 5:07pm

Diana Hale, hope all is well and have a terrific New Year!

Comment by Diana Hale on January 27, 2020 at 3:42pm

Apologies everyone for going missing for the last few months.  Here are the final contributions from Vizma Bruns, Keith Chambers and Anissa Redjem.  Thanks to everyone.  In just a couple of weeks I have a wonderful quilter helping me piece things together.  Updates to follow!

Comment by Diana Hale on January 24, 2020 at 8:20pm

Minneapolis Gnome, unfortunately I am all filled up.  I am hoping to post photos of the last few squares this weekend and I have an appointment on 2/9 to start piecing the top.  Because of the way the numbers worked out, I will have a few hidden surprises on the back (don't worry, if you are in this group and reading this, you are on the front).  Happy to add you there if you are up for it, but it won't be visible in the main print I am sending everyone.  Send me a message if you are interested?  I love my little desk gnome!  Working on something special to send you in the mail before the end of the month.  Thank you!

Comment by Minneapolis Gnome on January 24, 2020 at 8:08pm

Do you still have room for another artist, Diana?  I'd love to contribute!

Comment by Terry Owenby on August 9, 2019 at 3:37am

Can't wait to see the finished project. You've done an incredible amount of work. Wow!!

Comment by Penny Reinecke on August 9, 2019 at 12:58am

Way to go Diana! Can’t wait to see it all come together! 

Comment by Amy Irwen on August 8, 2019 at 11:42pm



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