Saturday, July 28, 2012





"FOURTH OF JULY"
12" X 12" JULY CHALLENGE

Members of Uncommon Threads explored the "Fourth of July" theme for the July Challenge. Colors used were to reflect the traditional colors of the holiday.


CELEBRATING AMERICA

Maureen Ashlock



Fireworks in fabric – Due to my son’s illness we did not celebrate the Fourth at his house. This was my fireworks.



LOVING LADY LIBERTY

Carol Bormann



Most of us are descendents of immigrants who came to America with the promise of a better life for them and their families. No matter what political affiliation people have chosen, I hope they remember this symbol of our liberty for all who live here. The design is custom rayon machine embroidery on cotton with fireworks freemotion stitched in multi layers of Rayon thread.


STORM

Dianna Callahan



 
My son-in-law is a Marine who fought in the Desert Storm war. I had saved a “desert storm” T-shirt from 1991, and used it for this project.



POLITICAL FRENZY

Diane Steffen


Presidential campaign is in the works. So much negative garbage is on the news that it boggles the mind. Why can't we just hear the good things about each candidate and make our decisions?



RED, WHITE, and BLUE MAKE LAVENDER

Lily Kerns



No political commentary intended. This is just a simple statement of fact. Holes in lavender tulle layer reveal the stars and stripes below it.



ALL-AMERICAN CROW

Donna Olson



Eagles are often used as a patriotic theme. My fascination with crows is evident in many pieces I have done, so I decided that what we needed was an All-American Crow.


MAKE PEACE, NOT WAR

Emmie Seaman



Although some think that being anti-war is unpatriotic, I think I am very patriotic. Thank God our democracy allows us to disagree and speak freely.




CELEBRATE

Lucy Silliman



“Celebrate” has a blue starry background with red stars and white sprays of light. Fireworks have always been an important part of our 4th of July celebration. Lake of the Ozarks is known for its big displays with everyone in our cove taking part in the fun.



STARS and STRIPES

Cathy Jeffery



I played with the idea of a new interpretation of our nation’s iconic symbol – the flag. What developed was my patriotic creation of the “Stars and Stripes”.


FLAG and FIREWORKS

Vivian Terbeek



A flag photo was printed on fabric and appliqu├ęd to a dark blue background. Three explosions of fireworks were created using machine stitching and lots of colorful glass crystals. This is my childhood memory of going to the park was the 4th of July celebration at night. 


FIREWORKS ON THE WATER

Merrilee Tieche



This piece features an ocean with fireworks and a full moon over a backdrop of navy tulle painted with an American Flag. Reflective Angelina film creates the fireworks and their reflection on the water’s surface. Inspiration came from experience in my younger years of watching fireworks from the deck of a boat, surrounded by hundreds of other boats celebrating the 4th of July the same way, floating on the Pacific Ocean.






























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