A PORTRAIT THROUGH FABRIC

Laying on my studio floor is a palette of fabrics: clothes and household linens that I've arranged by colour. I plan to make an art quilt with these fabrics. They were given to me by an old childhood friend. These clothes, tablecloths, gardening gloves and aprons belonged to his mother, who recently passed away. I think the clothes, fabrics and objects we surround ourselves with say a lot about who we are. I'm hoping to make a portrait of my friends' mom, Lorraine, through the fabrics she was surrounded by. 

This will be a long-term project, as I'll be chipping away at it in my spare time, in between other projects. But I'll keep posted my progress here. 

ART RESOLUTION: A fabric quilt a day

At the start of the new year, I decided to set what seemed to be a small goal: to make a 9″ square quilt block each day, for the rest of 2013. I consider it like a ‘drawing a day’ exercise, but mine will all be done with fabric. When I was 2 weeks into it, I’m saw that it’s more work than I expected.