Sunday, January 8, 2012
Maude Haeger's Quilted Sarcophagi
It was a busy day, with a panel discussion on quilting with Longarm, Mid-arm, and domestic sewing machines on movable platforms (thanks to Sue DeSantis, Chris Landis, Mindy Marik, Loraine Smith, Beth Schillig, and Deb Bentley who shared their observations and experiences) as well as writing artist statements (Maxine Thomas, presenter), filling out on-line exhibition applications, and of course lunch (pot luck) and show and tell. Members of the Batty Binders art quilt group and Miami Valley Art Quilt Network attended, and I asked Maude Haeger to come as well.
You may recall Maude's work from my discussion on the Aullwood Show. I met Maude through this and was very impressed with her work. At left is Maude (Kathryn) and her beautiful quilted containers.
Maude finishes the pieces exquisitely. Here, she's turned one inside out and you can see one of her signature "crowns" (New York Beauty).
It's not easy to make a three dimensional quilted piece, and certainly not one which is finished on all surfaces like Maude's work is....really cool!