Created by Antonio and Julia Smith-Plata (family project) from Payson, AZ
Title: Arizona Centennial Celebration
Antonio Smith-Plata (age 9) and Julia Smith-Plata (age 6) designed and created the panel – I am their Nana (Pamela Smith) — I provided the supplies for the project, contacted Sue Coccia for permission to use her art and paid the fee.
Dream Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)
Materials and Techniques Used:
With permission from Sue Coccia — colored some of her art panels with watercolor pencils. Scanned them into the computer and printed them onto fabric. Used steam a seam 2 to fuse the pictures onto a background fabric. Added a border. Quilted the project. Bound the edge with yarn fibers.
What is your artwork about?
We are Antonio (age 9) and Julia (age (6). We made a quilt panel with our cousins and our Nana two years ago. Now that we are older we wanted to try to do one by ourselves – next year is the Arizona centennial – wit permission we used Sue Coccia art pages with a southwest theme for our quilt. The border is a specially designed Arizona centennial fabric. We hope our quilt is chosen to be shown in Phoenix as we live there. We have done some sewing before and wanted to try a quilt. It was fun and we like how it turned out. We plan to do another one for ourselves.