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From my submission to this show:

Title: Free Motion Kuspuk

Materials: Salvaged linens and packing material

Inspiration: This piece is inspired by my mom’s amazing sewing talents, handmade childhood kuspuks, and longing for the wilderness of Alaska. The freehand quilting design echoes the flora and fauna of Kachemak Bay, and the recycled materials epitomize my mom’s resourcefulness in creating something both useful and beautiful out of what others might throw away.

Technique: I created the reversible fabric for this garment with freehand quilting on a CNC long arm quilter.

Work in progress images:

For more images from the event, visit Joshua Veldstra Photography’s site here.

For more details about the event, check out Bunnell Street Arts Center’s page here.

Bunnell Street Arts Center would like to extend a warm thank you to all of the artists and volunteers who made Wearable Arts, Waste Not, Want Not possible. The fashion show is always such a beautiful community effort. And thank you to our spirited audiences!

This year’s Wearable Art’s sponsors were Sustainable Wares, Homer’s Jeans, Grace Ridge Brewing Company and Mako’s Water Taxi. Thank you for the added support!

Thank you to Land’s End and the Homer Fiber Arts Collective. Photography was generously provided by Joshua Veldstra Photography. Hair and makeup for models were done by Eston Youngblood, of J. Eston Salon, Lynn of the Wave Room, Maura Brenin and Abi Rios.  Thank you Fractal Theory Productions for sound and lighting!

Volunteers: Marie Walker, Melanie Dufor, Dawn Groth, Peggy Paver, Nikki Hennick-Rich, Lindsey Cortese, Soniyae Reid, Rob Adams, Ben Tillitson, Beth Caroll, Michael Walsh, Kari Oden, Lauren Wessell and Bunnell’s board and staff: Asia Freeman, Susan Johnson, Carla Cope, Kayla Spaan and a big thank you to Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt! Models: Mandy Bernard, Kayla Williamson, Christine Kulcheski, Maria Bernard, Susannah Webster, Beatrix Strobel, Katie Jo Gamble, Rebekah Dalke, Bobbye Hurd, Ja’hnie Triplett, Hannah Heimbuch and Taylor Andrade.

And most of all, thank you to our submitting artists and to our artistic directors Kari Multz and Lynne Burt! Bravo!

Participating Artists:

Shana Anderson
Brianna Allen
Amy Bright
Kim Perkins
Linda Lempe
Mandy Bernard
Linda Martin
Claudio Orso-Giacone
Carol Beverly
Sarah Vance
Pamela Joslin
Desiree Hagen
Christine Kulcheski
Emily Coble
Lynne Burt
Ginger Vanwagoner
Ariel Long
Kari Multz
Marie Walker
Susannah Webster
Brenda Dolma
Ja’hnie Triplett
Bobbye Triplett Hurd
Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt
Cassie Sheldon-Brooks
Kayla Spaan
 Emily  Longbrake
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