Monday, March 12, 2007

"Horsey Fish", 41"x41", 1991, $3,000

I made this quilt when I was teaching at Cabrillo College in California. The problem was to make an art quilt without using sewing or a sewing machine. So, for the quilt top, I made a “fabric collage” using scissors, fabric and fusible interfacing, which made it possible to iron the pieces onto a muslin backing. Then I embellished the surface with squeeze-bottle paint, which took the place of decorative stitching. I suppose I could have put the three layers together without sewing, also, but I did use a sewing machine for that part! Fabric, acrylic paint, fabric paint.

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