Small mock up of the final quilt. October 2007 8"X8"

(Detail) Small mock up of the final quilt. October 2007 8"X8"

“Logical Thinking” Photographic Print on Fabric, from the “Fragments of Connectivity” Quilt

“Fragments of Connectivity” Quilt (Mixed Media, Photographs Printed onto Fabric, Paint, Hand Stitched) 6ft X 7ft October 2007

Excerpt from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s Newsletter/Annual Report

In October of 2007 I was commissioned by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to both create a 6ft by 7ft quilt piece for the museum’s permanent collection and display a series of photographs.

The concept for the quilt came intuitively, as I had been working closely with fibers at this time and was also very inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend. This experience became quite meaningful, as the entire quilt is hand sewn by myself and my grandmother, in less than two days. We stayed up all night and worked diligently to complete this piece.

The imagery on the quilt are images I created, most were photographed specifically for this quilt and inspired by a merging of dreams and reality.