In September I took a class with Katie Pasquini Mausopust where we learned to paint canvases, cut them up, and reassemble them to make art quilts. The class was fantastic and I just loved Katie. Unfortunately I forgot my camera and had to take pictures with my cell phone. Now I can't get the pictures off my phone! I'll get that worked out eventually! In the meantime, I was so inspired by Katie's class that when I got asked to make a memory book for a retiring coworker, I decided to paint and quilt some canvas. I began by painting a background of colors in acrylic paint. The result was fairly uninspiring but I intended to stencil over it so it wasn't too distressing. After hand stenciling two large motif's I realized that doing it this way was going to take FOREVER and I was in a time crunch. What a great excuse to go buy some of the new Liquitex spray paint. Whoo-weee! I spent a fun filled, happy hour out in the sun spray painting through all my stencils and the results came out better than I could have imagined. The memory book looked great after I quilted it and I made a small bag for a friend out of a remaining piece. Now all I have left are some small pieces and these photo's.