ART QUILTS & TECHNOLOGY COVERS
Inspiration: Nature's Way was inspired by a journey into a forest through dappled trees, into a clearing, and then further into the deep, dark woods.
Materials: Wool, linen, batik, hand-dyed cottons, glitzy brocades, silks, rayons, machine-made "lace," ribbons, metallic trims, etc. cut and torn into strips and appliquéd onto cotton backing. Beaded embellishments. Decorative machine stitching with metallic and variegated thread "quilts" strips to batting and backing. Dark-green wool and cashmere "frame" with metallic trim.
Description: 30” x 36”
Juried into the 2007 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta and the 2007 Art Center at Fuller Lodge (Los Alamos) show, "Bold Expressions in Clay, Fiber, and Wood."
In a private collection
Inspiration: This two-piece quilt is a meditation on the interplay between life and death, light and darkness. I began working on it during the Iraq conflict and the tsunami disaster, completing it on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The field of crosses represents the markers on mass graves—the aftermath of wars, natural catastrophes, genocides. The crosses seem to glide off into eternity.
Materials: White Dupioni silk and black velvet. Machine reverse appliqué and machine quilting.
Description: Diptych size: 26.5" x 15.5"
Inspiration: This quilt was an opportunity to learn how to work with fabric, cut, appliqué by hand and machine, and quilt by hand. The project began as crazy quilt squares and turned into an exploration of form and color.
Materials: Silk cotton, velvets, metallic fabrics, decorative threads. Hand and machine quilted; machine pieced; hand appliqué.
Description: Triptych is 42” wide by 54” high.
Inspiration: We wanted to keep the flat-screen HD TV covered when not in use, but we didn’t want to put it in a large cabinet. I created a fiber-art TechnoCover to solve the problem and to provide an attractive visual addition to our living room. I designed the TechnoCover as a riff on the colors in our Turkish carpets and Kilim-upholstered furniture. Historic Ottoman tents and pavilions were the inspiration for the design.
Materials: Hand-dyed cottons were cut to form abstract tents and pavilions, then quilted to batting and red chintz backing. The pieces were then partially sewn to the red dupioni silk background and the red chintz backing, using various glitzy threads. The pieces seem to float against the background since they are not completely sewn down. The dupioni silk was quilted to the backing with glitzy threads. This TechnoCover drapes over the top of the TV but doesn’t cover the vents on the back.
Description: 38” wide x 45” high.
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