Today is the La Veta 4th of July parade. Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery will be represented for the first time with Quilters on Motorcycles. We really do want this to become an annual event so we'll see how it goes this time around. I'll keep you posted.
The photos you see here are the new paint job on Justin's Harley. When I designed Fire Dragon Rhapsody , Justin dyed the fabrics. He was attempting to duplicate a fabric I had dyed for the back of a quilt in 1999. It was a multi-colored purple that I was crazy about, but is very hard to replicate. He finally succeeded, so I used it for the quilt. In the Rhapsody fabrics on my website it is called - Fire Dragon. Remember, the quilt now resides at the Museum of the American Quilter in Paducah, Kentucky. You may also know that I used the prize-money from the quilt to put down payments on the Harleys.
So, when Justin decided to have his bike painted with a custom paint job, he sent the actual fabric swatches to the artist. They did an amazing job, but the fun thing is that his bike art is now on their website - check it out here . Better yet, check out this page and click on the images for a large view, you'll see the quilt on that page, too. If you want to see other really cool bike art - check out their homepage and browse the gallery. The interesting thing is that art is art - whether fabric or paint, in a quilt or on a motorcycle. It is amazing to me that Fire Dragon Rhapsody has a Fire Dragon counterpart that is now one of the main-stays of a bike painter. Pretty cool huh?