Posts Tagged ‘Everything Old is New Again’

Wholecloth quilted work by slave.

Inspiration: What I did on my Summer Vacation, Part 1

June 28, 2017

I spent a week in Washington D.C. this summer and the highlight of the trip was two visits to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, aka the Blacksonian (according to VSB).  I wasn’t sure I could get in, because tickets are sold out months in advance.  A guard suggested I get in […]

2017 | Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more) | Tags: , , , Comments (3)
Frozen in Time I by Mary Vaneecke detail

Frozen in Time I

August 27, 2016

Frozen in Time I, with detail.  (Photo by Jack Kulawik).  This new art quilt combines new hand-dyed silk fabrics with vintage handworked crochet (makers unknown).  Rust dyed, layered and stitched on eco-felt. This piece continues a new series utilizing under-appreciated handwork of unknown makers.    

2016 | Everything Old is New Again, New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles | Media: | Tags: , Comments (1)

Abuela Reads the Headlines

November 5, 2015

Abuela Reads the Headlines , 2015 Abuela is Spanish for grandmother.  I imagine her in her barrio (neighborhood) garden in my hometown, Tucson, surrounded by an ocotillo (a living, cactus-type) fence.  She has her handwork and the blessed Virgin of Guadalupe nearby, with a grandchild at her knee.  Abuela scans the headlines about America’s current immigration policy, […]

2015 | Everything Old is New Again, New Work, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles, Subversive Stitching | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)
My Mother is a Fish

My Mother is a Fish

April 20, 2011

24” x 24”  The title of this piece comes from the William Faulkner novel, As I Lay Dying. A 14th Century Mongolian platter inspired the work.  It is a wholecloth quilt, meaning the top layer is a single piece of fabric.  The design comes entirely from dark blue thread on white fabric.  My Mother is […]

2011 | Everything Old is New Again, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles | Tags: Comments (2)
Homage

Homage

April 18, 2011

Inspired by Susan McCord’s 1880s applique masterpiece, the Vine Quilt, the original has 3000 pieced leaves running up and down 13 rows.  I wanted to create an homage to the original, recreating it with contemporary techniques.  I quilted pairs of fanciful feather variations and then colored each one with pencil.  A fixative was then painted […]

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America Surrounded

America Surrounded

April 18, 2011

70” x 65”  This piece is my re-interpretation of the traditional Revolutionary War-era quilt block, Burgoyne Surrounded.  I updated it by replacing the traditional square grid with a triangular grid and using paint, printing, and discharging techniques instead of traditional piecing.  Made from cotton fabrics, discharged, painted and screen printed, layered with felt and machine […]

2011 | Everything Old is New Again, Portfolio of Art Quilts/Mixed Media Textiles, Subversive Stitching | Tags: , Comments (0)