Sunday, July 21, 2019

hot off the sewing machine

One of the reasons I love having a studio open to the public is that I get to test public reaction to my new quilts as I finish them. Now of course I don't always listen but sometimes it is reassuring when customers are immediately drawn to a new quilt. That happened this week-end with my quilt "suddenly spring" which I just finished. Aren't the colors wonderful?

suddenly spring--32 x 48"--quilt--Ann Brauer 2019
And hanging in my studio in Shelburne Falls.

suddenly spring--studio shot--ann brauer 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

April morning

What a difference a day makes. Suddenly the front has passed. Rain fell last night--enough to water the garden and lawn. The flowers look refreshed. The air is a delightful cool temperature full of energy and projects. It won't last but for now it is meant to be enjoyed.

April morning--40 x 40 inches--ann brauer 2019

April morning--detail--ann brauer 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

autumn solstice

It may be hazy, hot and humid this week but soon indeed "autumn solstice" will come.

autumn solstice--30 x 60"--ann brauer 2018--photo by John Polak

autumn solstice--detail--ann brauer 2018

Sunday, July 14, 2019

daybreak

What a fitting name although a bit bittersweet to show a quilt that has a new home. In this case, I am honored that my quilt "daybreak" was chosen for a space where it may comfort many. On the other hand, I will miss it. They have promised to send me an image once it is hung and I promise to share it with you. But that is for later. For now, it is thanks for the memories and the inspiration.

daybreak--16 x 40"--ann brauer 2018

Saturday, July 13, 2019

the quilt speaks for itself

Sometimes I wonder if the story of the quilt is even needed. Maybe it is enough to be in its presence and just absorb it without the words to describe it. I am not sure. I do know I made this quilt in the depths of winter. That period when I was tired of cold and snow. Tired of grey skies and early nights. You must know the feeling, don't you? Whether it is the skies or the grey inside you. But now I am telling a story and I wanted to let you and the quilt tell your own tale.


summer will come--30 x 60 inches--ann brauer 2019--image by John Polak



detail--summer will come--ann brauer--image by John Polak

detail--summer will come--ann brauer--image by John Polak

Thursday, July 11, 2019

up down right left

Don't you love the quilts that can be rotated depending on your mood? Which do you prefer?


visions of autumn--40 x 40 inches--quilt--Ann Brauer--photo by John Polak

visions of autumn--40 x 40 inches--quilt--Ann Brauer--photo by John Polak

visions of autumn--40 x 40 inches--quilt--Ann Brauer--photo by John Polak
detail--visions of autumn--Ann Brauer--photo by John Polak

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

sometimes it is about color pure and simple

Sometimes I long to fall into the colors until they surround me. To inhale them until they become part of me. That is the story of my quilt "ocean sunrise".

Enjoy!!!

ocean sunrise--37x46 "--ann brauer 2019--photo by John Polak 



ocean sunrise--detail--ann brauer 2019--photo by John Polak

ocean sunrise--detail--ann brauer 2019--photo by John Polak