Three Bags Full
55"h x 76"w
commercial cotton prints; wool/polyester batting
Construction by piecing appliqued, postcard-sized blocks reflects both my original linocut postcard (conceived while crossing the road outside the supermarket) and the many fragments of inspiration, beginning with childhood songs and stories, gathered during life's journey and stuck like postcards to the noticeboard of my soul. This quilt speaks of optimism - which underpins persistence, resilience, risk-taking and joy. Optimism can be delightfully replenished by simple things in life.
Exhibited in the Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art, Spirit and Strength exhibition, 2003
Detail of shopping bags