Archive for March 10th, 2011

Healing Art: Quilts

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Capital Health in Hopewell will have work by many area artists, and we are all looking forward to seeing our projects installed later this year.  In addition to three interior sculptures, my commission includes the creation of two quilts for wall mounted presentation in the Oncology area.

To gather material for the project I requested donations of fabric from the staff, who did not disappoint. Numerous, diverse fabrics came in and Rona Remstein was kind enough to collect them for me. She also made a trek out to Pennington Quilt Works with a staff nurse, and together we gathered a bunch of batiks with floral and arboreal themes.

I am currently piecing the two “Tumbling Block” quilt tops.

Quilt Installation Mock-UpRaw Materials

Yogi & Boo Boo want one, too!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

For those who enjoy the pleasures of the pic-a-nic basket, here’s an idea: the custom made, washable, lightweight blanket.  My Mom sent me a bunch of pre-cut fabric squares and asked me to assemble them to fit a backing fabric with a Provencial print.  There were so many colors and patterns that a bit of order was imposed by repeating a nine patch block.  Happy hiking, Mom – don’t forget the mustard!

Picnic Blanket