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Moving Blankets

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

A new series of quilts is coming along.  Using a basic format of four foot by six foot, quilted with an undulating wave patterned after utilitarian packing blankets, these quilts can withstand serious use. Because I’ve been collecting for a long time, there’s a lot of patterns and colors to choose from. Rather than control the whole process from beginning to end, this series gives numerous other people an opportunity to participate. The best part, for me, is seeing how people identify with certain fabrics: their choices are a reflection of their own aesthetic.

At the Mercer County Teen Arts festival this year, I asked 40 students to select fabric from a big pile. They picked at random; ironing, cutting, pinning and joining their two fabrics with the available iron and sewing machine. They did all the work themselves, with supervision but little intervention on my part.

Here is the result: I added the blue fabric with the poppy print to help unify the composition.


The back is composed of fabric given to me by friends, which is both cheerful and funky with the repeating pattern of squirting tubes.


My friend Harriet completed her second quilt, and gave me the leftover fabric – including some 12″ squares she’d made following a checkerboard pattern in a distinctive palette including acid green, turquoise, harvest gold and lemon yellow. Alternate 12″ squares were pieced from my collection of curious scraps.


Marimekko back in two colorways:


This is another assemblage mostly using Harriet’s fabric, with a few unusual additions from my collection:


Michelle Post picked the backing, which is another cheerful Marimekko fabric:


Lucky 13, Completed

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The blocks created on Friday May 13 at the Teens Arts Festival at Mercer County Community College were put together in time for the annual solstice celebration Art All Night in Trenton.  The quilt was hung at the Artworks table and credit was given to the collaborators: Samrah Ahmad, Evan Bedser, Laura Bentivegna, Iona Binnie, Meredith Bloomberg, Spencer Carrow, Lindsay Craig, Ariel Drossman, Laura Durr, Emma Freedman, Carolyn Fick, Genna Garlock, Rebecca George, Sarah Golobish, Stefanie Hernandez-Mendez, Ellen Klein, Janice Konadu, Metri Kumar, Jada Levine, Amy Loesberg, Ariel Lund, Olena Lymar, Sharon Mendez, Kyee Min J., Monica Naropanth, Caoimne O’Sullivan-Roche, Dhvani Patel, Naina Qayyum, Naita Rao, Ipsita Rar, Stephanie Retona, Kalilah Sabree, Niharika Sahay, J. Mikita Sashihara, Cheyanne Setnestica, Shivani Shah, Sarah Stengle, Keona White, Brittany Woodruff, Kim Woodruff, Camelia Wu, Elena Wu-Yan. (Please note that I copied this from a hand written list – if a name is not spelled correctly, let me know and I will make sure to correct it!)


HULA LADIES at the Jenkins Arboretum

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The “Hula Ladies” quilt will be included in the Celebrating Nature’s Beauty in Stitches 2011 Quilt Show at the Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens in Devon, PA.  A reception for the quilters will be held 7-9PM on Friday, February 4, 2011.  Please RSVP your attendance at the reception by e-mail to webinfo@jenkinsarboretum or calling 610 647-8870 by January 24, 2011.  There is no charge for the reception, and hors de oeuvres and drinks will be served.  I’m planning on going, and have room in the Volvo if anyone wants a ride (contact me via e-mail, please!).


Hawaiian Quilt

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

This one is made from mostly Hawaiian fabrics, with the red cross I like so much drawing the focus to the Hula ladies in the center.  The four directions are represented by different fields of color.  Apart from repeating the white fabric with the bold black floral pattern, and the single Hula ladies block, this is a find the match quilt.  It is made with heavy cotton batting, so it will be super warm, and the quilting pattern is “freestyle”- a totally loose line of loops and whorls which hold it all together.  The backing is a happy stripey single fabric, folded over and handstitched around the perimeter.


Here are the Hula ladies…