Getting Back in the Saddle

There was a call for entry for Star Quilts for a regional exhbition sponsored by The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The prospectus specifically encouraged art quilts. I realized that I had a few art quilts with stars in my inventory so I dug them out to photograph and enter.

This has always been one of my favorite pieces. It has never been exhibited or entered in a show. It started life as an Amish style stretched star quilt. Pretty ho hum but a perfect base for some experimenting. Lots of free motion machine quilting, some beading and then acrylic paint. It looks so much like the colorful Mexican pottery that I love.

I have no idea if any of the 3 quilts entered will make the show but it was fun to get back in the groove.

2 thoughts on “Getting Back in the Saddle

  1. Oh that is so cool and so brave! I love the exuberant outcome, hope it juries in.

  2. This may be my favorite of all I have seen of your work. It definitely reminds me of the Mexican pottery my parents used to bring home when they would travel to Zihuatanejo. Maybe the nostalgia is why I love it so—whatever the reason, it is beautiful.

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