Saturday, January 28, 2012
A Tree in the Batty Binder's Art Quilt Forest: Jo Heffner
In the case of the Batty Binders, each "turn" of the round robin was to be drawn from the theme of the chapters in Jane D'Avila and Elin Waterston's Art Quilt Workbook.
Here, you see Jo Heffner's "blank." All of the quilts were to have a tree motif. Jo was quite clever and shows her traditional roots by piecing the sky. You can see what a great job she did at shifting the colors and texture to give it more interest. Oh...and all of the quilts were supposed to be around 11" x 14".
I'm going to have to rely on the group to chime in and straighten me out....The owner's are lucky as they sent a blank notebook around with their work and as each person worked on it, they added their thoughts and reasons for adding what they did....in addition to exactly what they added and the date. They also took a picture of what it looked like when they were done with it so that the originator could see it "grow."
I didn't participate, largely because I had only had two courses of chemo therapy under my belt at the time and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to complete it even in the 2 months that everyone had to work on them...I think I made a wise choice because my hands just don't work like they once did and I find it interesting to say the least as I re-learn how to quilt with my hands just not going like they once did. Practice will make perfect. In addition, in about June of this year, I began to have vision problems which progressed...