Collaborative Quilt – Part II
There will be a Part III of this quilt report…..because this awesome project is not quite done. To get your self up to speed, a group of eight quilters got together to share in the creation of a group project (click on the word project). Each quilter got a thumbnail section of 1/8th of a photograph. They were also given a line drawing of their section. We were to go home and over several months interpret that section in fabric, using any technique in our artist’s arsenal. This afternoon we got back together to reveal what we had accomplished — hoping that all the sections would fit together.
I was always optimistic that the whole would be greater than the sum of its parts. I was not disappointed.
This is my good friend Edith Harmer tweeking the last section as it was turned over. Each artist was given the yellow fabric for the inner border and were instructed to apply an appropriate border. As you will see, the borders are all different, and they certainly make a cohesive whole.
Ta-dah! It looks like all the parts are going to fit together. Keep in mind that at this point all these sections include a “seam allowance”. When they are all finally seamed together the quilt will not look as “fractured”. Check out that orange pot in the center. Can you believe the dimension that Pat created with fabric and a little paint? In the section next to the orange pot, Jody used a photo transfer technique so that she could capture the reflection of the photographer(Edith) in the pot.
Starting at the top left of the quilt, the blocks were completed by Maggie, Gerry, Diane, and Edith. Next row – Donna, Pat, Jody, and Cheryl.
Here are the happy quilters with our almost completed project. In the back row is Edith Harmer, Gerry Smeltzer, and Maggie Stimson. Front row from left is Donna Parker, Cheryl Pekar, Jody Rusconi, Diane May and Pat Durbin.
Thank you ladies…the project is only going to get better!