20" X 20"
1999: Hand dyed and vintage fabric, collaged, quilted.
This quilt is part of a traveling exhibit of colander quilts that originated on an internet quilting list. While networking and sharing quilting tips and artistic ideas, our discussions often lead to “off topic chat”; sharing the details of our daily lives. In one of these instances, a friend was writing about her new purchase, a brightly colored kitchen colander which she filled with fruit and used as a centerpiece.
Who would have guessed, one after the other, several other people had similar colander experiences. This discussion led to a challenge to make a quilt based on your favorite colander. My quilt is of my beautiful blue pottery colander that my brother brought me from California. See larger image.
28" X 27"
1997: Hand dyed fabric, collaged, quilted.
This quilt was also the result of a challenge. It was part of the traveling exhibit "Artistic Teapots", curated by Beth Gilbert.
I rarely drink tea, I am a coffee person. When I think of tea, I hearken back to the days of little girl tea parties, when I drank pretend tea and made Easy Bake Oven cakes.
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