Thursday, December 07, 2006
Why do I applique?
I made the statement on my group that applique changed my quilting forever, have been pondersing that statement ever since. I made lots of quilts before I discovered primitive folk art, those early quilts were just quilts for me, they didn't really speak to me or for me, when I started making primitive quilts, I found that side of my creative self that I could only express with applique, shapes and designs that layer my thoghts into fabric. Working with my hands in a slow, methodical expression of creativity that machine stitching fails to provide. A slow process by hand that lets me connect to the textures of fabrics, that renders a picture like a painting of fabric or replicate a picture that someone else must of dreamed about, or a scene that inspired them. I enjoy that process and expression.