I’m sorry that I’ve been less talkative lately. It’s always rewarding to reflect on my work here and get the chance to interact with you, but energy for it is scarce these days.

And then there this quilt here that makes me speechless because I can’t believe it’s mine. It was a year-long labor of selfishness, a pure indulgence in everything I love to do just for the sake of doing it: improvisation, meaningful text (due to Eartha Kitt), colors, colors, colors, handquilting, and of course…cotton. It really needs to be viewed in person; the photos don’t do it justice and it begs to be fondled, draped, swaddled in, smooched under…

If you’re in the Chicago area, you can see this one on exhibit—along with 8 other quilts, some not yet revealed here!— at Tallgrass Arts in Park Forest, IL during June 19-July 25. I’ll be there for the opening on Friday, June 19 (7-10pm) and for an artist talk on the morning of Saturday, June 20.

Is it okay if I just blast out some photos? Come back on Monday for a book review, another new quilt, and a giveaway.

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Work-in-progress.

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Handquilting like crazy.

Stitching like the wind!

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Thanks!
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The Details

Materials: AMB solids; muslin on back; # 12 perle cotton
Techniques: improvisationally-pieced by machine; machine quilted by Pam Cole; hand quilted by me; hand bound
Finished size: about 72″ square (maybe wider than that? too lazy to measure)
Started: August 2014
Finished: May 2015