Starting a new chapter

I have spent 25 years making traditional quilts.  I love those pieces, and like most people who create, you can look back and see the evolution of your tastes, and a general improvement in technique.

When art quilts first started appearing in shows and publications, I looked at many of those pieces and admired them, but didn't have the technical skill set to make them.  Art quilts are both  a personal statement of vision paired with a technique used to express them.

As my 'toolbox' of skills has grown, my ability  to express my own voice is likewise growing.  Below is a close up photo of my quilt "Flourish."  This piece was photo based, and I would like to thank Mattie Bryant, who generously allowed me to interpret her image in fabric.  It is enhanced with textile paint in places, and is raw edge fused.