My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant, and joyful!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA
Bold Expressions: African American Quilts
Ends October 7, 2012
This exhibition showcases more than fifty quilts made throughout the
American South between 1910 and the 1970s. Stunning color combinations
and distinctively free patterns epitomize an artistic vision that is
unique to the American folk art tradition. African American quilts, made
entirely by women, are celebrated for their bold improvisation and
modern take on traditional quilting patterns. Many of the quilts are
made from materials that were readily available to the makers, including
flour sacks, old blue jeans and work clothes. This early form of
recycling and reuse was a necessity that became the foundation for
unique expression. The exhibition also explores a variety of
construction techniques and quilting.
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.