One of my favorite quilts, is currently included in the exhibit Nature in Craft at Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Branching out was selected for this invitational show, which runs concurrent with Craft Forms 2013, along with work by many wonderful artists, including Joe Hogan, Mi-Kyoung Lee, and Barbara Schneider. The two exhibits run from December 6, 2013 to January 25, 2014. Branching out was made in 2009, and it is one of the first quilts where I consciously let go of perfection. Rectangular pieces of vintage and regular linen were leaf printed with double file viburnum branches, pieced together, and machine quilted with rough zig-zag stitches. A few of the rectangles have hand stitched outlines, similar to the printed branches. The piece is 26" wide and 53" long. If you are in or near the Philadelphia area I hope you will take the time to visit Wayne Art Center during show.
I still have three other quilts made during the same time period. Although I love all of them, I am hoping they soon will find a new home. Shades of geranium, forest floor, and tree lines are currently listed in my store for 25% off the list price. Click on these links or the images below to take a closer look.