My quilt “Splash of Color” has been published in the most recent issue of Quiltmania, a quilting magazine based in France. The article is titled “Building Blocks: Contemporary Quilt Artists” by Sandra Sider and it features the work of six Professional Artist Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates who use a block system to construct their designs. The other five artists are Gloria Hansen, Deborah Melton Anderson, Julie Hirota, Terry Kramzar and Eleanor McCain. I’m thrilled to be part of this group.
“Quilt blocks within a grid system continue to intrigue contemporary artists because their simplicity and diversity provide a sounding board for innovative approaches,” Sider notes in the article.
“Splash of Color” is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional pattern known as Drunkard’s Path. It uses just one block unit and in this case the design is created by using color in an unusual way. The crisp black and white fan shapes seem to dance around the surface of the quilt while the background batik fabrics move from warm to cool colors and back. This quilt is mounted on a black linen background and stretched over stretcher bars so it hangs on the wall like a picture.
To order the magazine online, visit www.quiltmania.com