Demeter's Return 74" x 101" (1986) by Radka Donnell, collection of the New England Quilt Museum
"Even though there are now innumerable quilt conferences, workshops, exhibitions, all kinds of sharing aloud about quiltmaking, its interface with silence is still the most sustaining, assuring, and common reality of quiltwork." A Gentle Takeoff, by Radka Donnell
"Quilts pose the question of how one behaves in the making and viewing of art. Silence becomes relevant. Silence is the space for appreciation. " Birth of Tenderness by Radka Donnell, collection of San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
"Working on a quilt I am wrapped in silence, wrapped in thought. Anyone contemplating quilts and quiltmaking also has to enter this space of being wrapped." Earth, Water, Air and Fire 1978 by Radka Donnell, exhibited in Quilt National 79
All text in the post is by Radka Donnell, author of Quilts as Women's Art: A Quilt Poetics, a book I've read at least twice. All images are from the internet. Here, here and here.