|"Jack of Hearts" by Jayne Irene|
If you're like me, the word "quilt" calls to mind patchwork bedding lovingly created by someone's grandmother. And that style of quilt is great. But art quilts are a different animal altogether. As the Art Quilt Association's website explains: "An art quilt is an original exploration of a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a 'pattern.' It experiments with textile manipulation, color, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media. An Art Quilt often pushes quilt world boundaries." Note that after being defined, the term "art quilt" has gained capitalization. I love it. For a more detailed explanation about characteristics of art quilts, click here.
|"Six of Spades" by Jann Warfield|
|"The Joker" by Carla Williams|