Wednesday, May 27, 2009
How The Threads Began
Square business is how this tale unravels. An ugly fabric challenge initiated in April 2009 for members of The African American Quilting Guild of Oakland. Twenty-six quilts were displayed for an exhibition at the Lake Merritt Public Library, for the entire month of August 2009. I choose to make my notion of an ugly fabric twist and expand the silly notion by using Alexander McQueen Kimono DIY pattern available online via showstudio.com. Quilting and assembling McQueen's pattern was a square mind challenging exercise releasing making sense and the sashiko stone wheel stitching was an required meditative accent.