My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant, and joyful!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Mary Haunani Cesar - Maker of Traditional & Contemporary Hawaiian Quilts
Last night was program night at my guild Evergreen Piecemakers of Kent WA. Mary Cesar presented Hawaiian Quilts. Talk about the thread that binds...her quilts were wonderful examples of what to do with thread, be it hand or machine worked.
My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant and joyful!! I use color and texture to explore the glories of nature. Realism or abstraction, are used as best fits a theme or concept. I enjoy the challenge and excitement of translating my vision into quilts through a rich variety of fabrics, gilding and embellishment.
I find such joy in being able to express myself through quilting, that I'm not comfortable without a needle in my hand. Quilting is my life's work and a wonderful one at that.
The best quilt is always the next one.
I am proud to be participating in the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, a program to raise awareness and fund research for Alzheimer's disease. It has two parts: a traveling art quilt exhibit interpreting Alzheimer's in fiber art that will tour the US for three years, and an on-going sale of small art quilts. All proceeds will go to Alzheimer's research.http://www.alzquilts.org/