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Kim Eichler-Messmer  hand dyed quilts / natural dye exploration / surface design / friend of cats / kansas city

We said goodbye to our little baby Owen this morning. She was a quirky cat who hated boots and strangers but loved playing and sleeping on top of me every night. I will miss her immensely. #sadcatmom

My show is up for one more month! If you haven’t seen it yet, it will be open for first Friday, December 7, 5-8pm. Come on by, see my work, and talk to me about quilts and plants that make dye!

Thinking about mom nature time in Arkansas at thanksgiving on this cold gray morning.

Repost from @kcaifiber - Do you love art exhibits and gallery receptions? Do you love the diversity and creativity of student work? Do you love pop-up shops with handmade goods (perfect for gifting this time of year!!)? WHO DOESN’T!
Don’t miss us this friday for INTER-TWINED: The Fiber Department’s End of Semester Exhibition & Sale this Friday, November 30th from 5-8pm!
Can’t make it Friday? We’re here all weekend!

Repost from @lelandavestudios - Hello, Friends! I hope those of you here in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones, and you are still enjoying your holiday weekend! As you put together your leftovers into the best turkey sandwich of the year, I have an awesome interview for you to read! My guest for this week is Kim Eichler-Messmer @kimemquilts. Kim is a textile artist living and working in Kansas City. Born in Iowa as an only child to two hard-working and creative parents, Kim developed a love of art from an early age. Since 2008, Kim has been an Associate Professor in Fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught surface design, quilting, and natural dye. Her hand dyed, one-of-a-kind quilts have been exhibited nationally in numerous solo and juried shows and featured on prominent design blogs including @apartmenttherapy and #designsponge . Kim is the author of Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts and her work has been featured in many books and publications. Most recently, Kim has been exploring natural dyes and dying techniques. This summer, she traveled to Japan, where she studied with shibori masters. She also taught a summer workshop for the @penlandschool of Crafts, in Penland, North Carolina on natural dyes and quilting. I hope you will take the time to check out this very special interview, link in my profile! Have a fantastic weekend! . . . . .
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This is one of my favorite new quilts. Dyed with madder, indigo, walnut, and iron. #naturaldye #quilting #modernquilt

Oak falls for the win!! Thanks @entropyalwayswins for the amazing goodies. I can’t wait to use them!

This is happening. #naturaldye #quilt #kc

I gave an artist talk tonight at my show. And then @carswellandhope played. If you’re in KC come for the opening tomorrow! It’s at @artskc from 5-8pm Friday, November 2.

Apple basket number 1 is full. Our apple tree was productive this year.

Indigo shibori, indigo overdyed stripe, and some navy linen I bought in Japan. Trying to get this friend done. #sewfaster #naturaldye #indigo

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