Monday, April 30, 2007

Student Quilts

Here are two new student fused quilts. LastAugust, a high school senior art class came to my home to have an afternoon of dyeing. (Scroll down the page to see the students at work with dye.)
During the course of the school year, some of the girls were able to use their fabric in fused quilts. At the top is Flame by Rachel 9x15 and below is Games by Sarah 24x24. There will be a few more pictures posted as I receive them. All the girls who made quilts had an innate understanding of how to use the fabric to convey their ideas of color and design. All were great first attempts at fused quilting.
Wheeling, WV has become an extension campus of the Chicago School of Fusing. I am passing on what I've learned from the masters.

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"Color is the real substance for me, the real underlying thing which drawing and line are not."
--Sam Francis

"The great man is one who never loses his child's heart."
-- Philosopher Mencius

"We wear our attitudes in our bodies."
-- Patti Davis

Colour embodies an enormous though unexplored power which can effect the entire human body as physical organism.

Colour is a means of exercising direct influence upon the soul.
--V. Kandinsky
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.. things I had no words for.
Georgia O'Keeffe

Nothing is really work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Faith is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow

Somebody once said that people become artists
because they have a certain kind of energy to release, and that rings true to me.
--Dale Chihuly