I will be teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC this weekend. Our topic is Improvisational Quiltmaking from repurposed garments, as inspired by the amazing quilts of Gee's Bend. This intuitive approach to design and creation is very freeing for those of us who have agonized over perfect intersections.
This sample is made from my own life fabrics - shortened shirts, a corduroy shirt that shrank in the closet, pieces of clothing belonging to Daddy and Mom. It felt different to cut up clothes I've worn. I have made more than 100 t-shirt quilts from other people's garments, which is very special. Cutting and designing with my own things, to please only myself, was touching on a new way.
I will be hand quilting this during the weekend and will post again when it is finished.