The Fusion of Quilting Art with Americana Quilts

Quilt Out Loud | Episode 209 | March 2011-Week 1

The open of the show finds Jodie and Mark at Le Petit Café in Caroll Gardens, Brooklyn, once a poker playing social club and now a charming eatery. So What’s Up? Mark shows a brightly painted box which is part of Nicaraguan artist Franck de Las Mercedes’ Priority Box Project. He sends these boxes on request and asks that he be sent back a photograph of the recipient with the box. And Jodie has designed a horse barn to be built at her new home. She compares the process of using a design program to drawing quilt designs in CorelDRAW®. It’s wood and concrete vs. fabric and a sewing machine but still the same process exercising the design muscle.

Then Mark admits he’s addicted to playing Scrabble on his iPad. Jodie interviews Luke Haynes at Quilt Market in Houston standing in front of a quilt with his likeness appliquéd onto a traditional log cabin design background. Luke is very much locked into the tradition of quilting and is bridging the gap between quilting and fine art. His current exhibit, The American Context, includes quilts made from recycled textiles. It’s a compression of quilting art with Americana quilts.

Then watch part 2 on making a interesting collage quilt using mono prints.

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