Monday, June 22, 2009
Detail of "Journey"
Here is a detail shot of my newest quilt. I'm calling it "Journey" for many reasons. First the piece of fabric was given to me by my friend Elizabeth Cherry Owen who lives in Maine. For me, it is not so much about the end product, or the destination that is important to me. Rather, it is the process, rich with the unexpected that excites me. I did not plan what I was going to do. I simply let the piece and memories speak to me. The portals were inspired by a monastery that was carved into a mountain in Georgia in 1185. The monastery was constructed as protection from the Mongols and at one time more than 6,000 "apartments" in a 13 story complex. An earthquake destroyed 2/3 of the city in 1283. An amazing place to visit.
Anyway, it is all hand stitched using pearl cotton. I want to explore more handwork like this. Enjoy!