I’m thrilled to announce that “Amber Harvest” has been juried into the Quilts=Art=Quilts 2009 exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY. The show will run from Nov. 1, 2009 through Jan. 10, 2010 with a preview reception on Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm.
As I noted in an earlier post, this piece grew out of my Color Block series, when I decided to see what happened if I used only one of my improvisational blocks on its own, rather than putting a group of units together the way I’ve been building the other quilts in the series. The one block is surrounded by an asymmetrical solid border in a color similar to the majority of the block so the bright blue, lime green and pink accents stand out.
Most of the piece is machine quilted with echoing wavy lines that run at right angles to each other, but the upper right quadrant has small circles quilted in, like rocks or seeds. My husband said the wavy lines looked like furrows in a plowed field, so that helped with the name. The thread is variegated within a narrow amber range, which also adds interest to the overall design. This show acceptance energizes me to explore this idea further!