Monday, March 12, 2007

Abstract Quilt

About a year and a half ago I made a mini quilt for the abstract challenge group exploring the topic of "fire". I used a "mind Mapping" technique from Lily Kern's journal class. I wanted to pursue the idea of words as fire, that singe and destroy people, putting negativity and toxins into the universe. This is the design I came up with, with the shape on the left symbolizing a mouth, and the radiating triangles representing verbal fire. I called this quilt "Ready, Aim, Fire".
It has received some attention when it has been displayed in shows and was chosen by the Centre for the Arts for their publicity advertising the quilt show at the gallery in May 2007.

Here is my quilt (bottom right) on their 2007 exhibition flyer.

It was an honour to have my little quilt chosen for this purpose, to be able to promote the concept of quilts as "art", and to have quilts included as part of the gallery exhibitions.
Very exciting!


Greenmare said...

WAAAAAAAAAY cool! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Kathy, you are an inspiration to us all. No pressure ... but ... I check your blog everyday! I can't wait for the next installment. jr (guelph)

Meredith said...

Thank you for the work do you meaning your job. Your blog is beautiful.

swooze aka Suzette said...

Nice quilt. Congrats for being selected for their flyer! Will it be travelling?

Quilt Rat said...

Found your blog via sewnut's post. I love these abstract pieces, well done! Congrats on 300 posts!