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 SaraMarie Bottaro on November 11, 2018 at 6:15am

Wow! Diana they all look so good! It's amazing that the character of the lines from the original artists of the templates are coming through so perfectly as well. For my block it looks like I stitched it myself, in my own handwriting! Except it's finished and perfect and I've never finished an embroidery project that I've started haha.  

Comment by Amy Irwen on October 21, 2018 at 8:40pm

Nice patterns and great work Diana!

Comment by Diana Hale on October 21, 2018 at 8:03pm

Thanks for the beautiful patterns!  Thomas Brown, you are in the hoop.  Lynne Gurnee and Carmela Rizzuto, your patterns have been copied and are up next.

Comment by Audrey Enough on October 10, 2018 at 9:33pm

Beautiful work I'm seeing with this project Diana!

I'm hoping my piece got there safely.  You don't mention, but it was sent a while ago....

Comment by Terry Owenby on October 10, 2018 at 12:42am

Diana, you are doing a beautiful job of stitching! I hope to send you a pattern soon. 

Comment by Diana Hale on October 8, 2018 at 11:21pm

Updates have been made to the Tumblr page!

Ti Ar Raden and Toni, your pieces are finished and waiting to be photographed.  MomKat, your piece is in the hoop and Janys, I have received your design and hope to have it done by the weekend.

Thank you all for the extraordinary artwork.  I am thrilled with the way things are coming together.

And please consider inviting other artists, I am almost out of patterns!

Comment by stripygoose on September 5, 2018 at 7:42am
A fantastic project to be involved in - will be watching it develop over time!
Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on September 4, 2018 at 10:19pm


Love the design for the Redwork tumblr page. Kudos to Stripygoose and you for an outstanding artwork!

Comment by Sabrina S on August 31, 2018 at 6:02pm

And: really asome, stripy goose! Love it! (Also the envelope ;-))

Comment by Sabrina S on August 31, 2018 at 6:01pm

This is amazing! I love stitching (more the look than doing it by myself :D)! I'm really interested in folk embroidery so I will think if I can do a simplyfied folky piece for contribution. Have to look into my books for inspiration... 


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