Tuesday, February 05, 2008

teaching

One of the things covered tonight in art quilting was bokhara couching. (pictured above)
Another was to brainstorm about ‘what is a quilt’. Even if artists choose to challenge the tradition, being more aware of what a quilt is (or is thought to be) can make one's work more essential. Here are some myths or truths about quilts.
Quilts are:
Layers
Recycled cloth
Protection
Heirlooms
Love

Quilts are made for:
the bed
weddings
babies
utility
friendship gifts

Quilts are made from:
old clothing
fancy saved dresses
free fabric like sugar and flour bags
the newest trend in fabric

Words that came up in the class discussion: on a bed, on a couch, work, art, colour, not necessarily traditional, emotional, concerned, layers, shapes, tactile, history, soul, love, beauty, warmth, gift, sacred, restful, prayer, connecting, spiritual, comfort that lasts.

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