What was your inspiration? How long did it take you? These are the questions most of us quilters have already heard a hundred times.
Here are some art quilts presented at the moment at Quilt National 2015 at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio (until September 9, 2015) and their makers talking about their quilts. I really loved listening to them – besides being there and hearing them talk personally this is the next best solution to hear a lot of interesting things these artists have to say.
Martha Cole starts with a digital image and works from there on. I really like what she is saying about the complexity of nature and the way she shows it in her quilts.
Kathleen Kastles centers her quilt around a problem of China that arose with the one-child-policy – the neglect of old people, of parents and grandparents.
Canadian quilter Kit Vincent based her improvisational quilt on chaos theory.
Cecil Trentini has a special way of doodling with her sewing machine. When I watched this video I immediately had a lot of pictures of quilts in my mind all done in this technique. This is really very inspiring!
Rosalie Dace doesn’t really talk about her quilt but about the autobiographical part every quilt has in it. A very charming speech.
Shoko Hatano (and her daughter) introduce Shoko’s quilt in which she uses many traditional fibres and contemporary methods.
Dorte Jensen from Denmark talks about her quilt showing her daughter and her grandson.
I hope you will like these videos as much as I do. I like the diversity of the quilts and the artists and the fact that the art comes from all around the world.
If you have the chance to see this show at the Dairy Barn in Ohio, don’t miss it.