ParcheesiI was just notified that “Parcheesi” was chosen to be included as one of 55 pieces archived as part of the permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I’m thrilled to be selected to be part of this collection.

I created this piece as part of the Studio Art Quilt Associates 20th Anniversary Trunk Show last year. The trunk shows have traveled all over the country and to some international venues in the last year. The collection being donated to the museum was chosen from these trunk shows. According to the juror, the collection is intended to document “the various techniques, processes, materials and artistic styles in quilt art during the early 21st century.”

Parcheesi is part of my Color Block series. Creating these contemporary color studies is intuitive and spontaneous, which is fast becoming my favorite way to work. This piece was hand quilted with circles and lines using perle cotton in a contrasting color. The design reminded me of a Parcheesi board when it was finished, so that’s where the quilt got its name.