Friday, September 26, 2008


Garden Girl and Kite Boy
36" x 36"

This quilt is about ambivalence. One hand holds on tight while the other cuts loose (literally with the scissors). The result? Your heart feels completely yanked! Even though mixed emotions are a pretty common experience, it doesn't make them any easier to deal with.

This quilt is exhibiting NOW at the Austin Area Quilt Guild Show. I also just found out that it has been accepted to Art Quilts XIII: Lucky Break in Chandler Arizona. I am thrilled!!

This quilt also features a number of my hand dyed batiks. I had so much fun making them and getting to use them in this quilt. I also have an unusual found object, the kite string holder. I found it in Cleveland OH at a park (where I was simultaneously loosing my cell phone, nope never found it again). I was there for taping for Quilting Arts TV.

8 comments:

Barb Forrister said...

Congratulations on getting into the Lucky Break exhibit. I really like the way you added the scissors and kite string. They are so out of the box!!! Quilting is beautiful.

Quilted Cavalier said...

congratulations! the quilt is spectacular. how are the "boys"?

norma said...

Great quilt!
Congratulations on getting into QN! That's a very big feather in your cap.

Vivien Zepf said...

Congratulations on QN and Art Quilts! Wow, what a week!

Vivien Zepf said...

Forgot to say that your quilt is very cool.

Linda Laird said...

Dear Kathy,
I love the colors and the streamlined shapes. It has a very Marimekko feel to it. Congrats on getting into TWO very discriminating shows!!

Linda Laird
QuiltArt List
quiltlady@san.rr.com

kimquiltz said...

Beautiful, beautiful kite quilt!

Lynn Douglass said...

I'm a bit behind in my blog reading, and I'm so glad that I popped onto yours! I love this piece, as I do our other works. As for the kitties, I'm totally hooked! I'm glad they've found a good, loving home!