I discovered how much fun it was to hang out with the good folks at Adobe Books and sew with whoever showed up.
It's an interior space that speaks about the confinement of imagination. Installed at the Headlands Center for the Arts, 1998.
Remembering a geo-psychic, temporary public art project for the city of Durham, NC, that marked the beginning of urban (and personal) renewal.
Made from vintage 70's fabrics, velvets, mirrors, and a crocheted afghan for the corners of the quilt, it is hand and machine pieced, entirely hand-quilted and embroidered.
The patchwork pattern evokes the yarn woven God's Eyes that I made as a kid at vacation bible school.
This quilt tells the story... of Ezekiel's sparkling wheels of eyes... of my childhood memories of being taunted, awkward, and painfully self-conscious... of Ojo de Dios, the Huichol Indians' talisman for the protection of children...
The head of each pin at the center of the quilt is a dance floor for a thousand angels!
God's Eye is my entry to the bi-annual Bloggers' Quilt Festival. Hundred's of entries. Lot's of quilt joy. So check it out!