Dimensions: 193 x 195 x 2.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: rainbow quilt is bright hand quilted with different hand embroidery done on top. it is fun quilt done in a traditional way with modern pattern .
Dimensions: 208 x 239 x 1.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: my star is hand quilted and embroided indian poly silk quilt . i have taken geometric pattern with mughal flower to give it a rich look on gold base fabric .
Dimensions: 210 x 180 x 0.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt was pieced by me ,after attending a workshop conducted by Ms. Tina Katwal of The Square Inch. It was a great learning experience. I am happy to enter this for the show.
Dimensions: 62 x 79 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: It’s a free pattern from MSQC. I loved how Jenny has eliminated the complexity of bear paw block. It’s a beautiful pattern with lot of feminism in it.
Dimensions: 180 x 152 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This is my first ever quilt and hand applique work. I am a sculptor but when my baby was born I wanted to use a medium which would give me greater flexibility to work with and safe for the kid to be around. I discovered the master Vatasla Kamat madam's Tsala studio. Immensely grateful for her generosity in teaching me! So this quilt if for Ruhi! I was inspired by our then garden and a couple of red whiskered bulbuls who nested at the same spot for three years while we were there. This experience of quilting brought me new and beautiful friendships, registering and acknowledging the resilience and patience that is there in me. My friend Vivienne encouraged me to do one stitch at a time and keep the faith that I will be able to complete it
Dimensions: 132 x 191 x 0.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: 'Heads or Tails' was the title for the Mod Challenge posted in our quilt group. I came up with the design by substituting coin flipping with dice throwing. After all both are used to resolve an issue! This quilt tells the story of two robes, both taken from two great religious books. The first one is from the Bible: the story of the Seamless Robe of Jesus, for which the soldiers who crucify him, throw dice to decide who gets it. The second one is about the Endless Robe of Draupathi from Mahabaratha; here too, both the land and the lady were lost in a game of chance!
Dimensions: 122 x 91 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: The inspiration is a picture of my parents taken in our garden following my dad's operation to mark his first day out.My funny face dad and solemn mom.My dad was in rapture being outdoors in the garden again.His sullen mood from being unwell changed.
My childhood is marked with the smell of wet soil at 5 pm and companionable chatter in the backyard as they "gardened".Concrete encroached with time on their magnificent array(in every possible hue,variety and scent) of roses,hibiscus,jasmine and ixora. My parents dream home would have french windows that open into a garden heavy with blooms.Pictured on one side are my parents,and on the other-their dream garden(glass in 3 ways).The hanging flowers on the side are scented with jasmine perfume.
Dimensions: 42.5 x 32.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Inspired by thermal imaging,(infrared radiation),this self-portrait observes the dark surrealism of Doomsdays 2020.The narrowed vision focusses on critical things such as our dependence on internet connectivity, and our reluctance to groom and dress for ourselves. Nightclothes transcend into daywear,shows are binge watched while towel wrapped hair dries of its own accord. Moustaches and beards(on both sexes) grow lush and wild.Appearances of mankind and manmade structures head to a natural state of being.The jarring colours symbolise activity and anxiety as social creatures are forced into hibernation.The raw edge appliqué and scribbled quilting highlight the despondent and restless mind.
Dimensions: 99 x 76 x 0.4 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: As an artist, my concept for this project is pride & politics; I have developed the product with eco waste found near my house. Upcycling is recognized as one of the most sustainable waste management options in the circular economy, I wanted to combine my thoughts as an artist to battle racism around the world along with the ability as a designer to create something meaning full for the society. Hence I came up with this beautiful work of art which I have named Hephe. The technique I chose for my artwork is Chiaroscuro which is employed in visual arts to represent light and shadow as they define 3-dimensional objects. This piece of the quilt is not just a quilt it’s the though as an artist and designer to tell the world.
Dimensions: 105 x 61 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt was made after I had visited India several times. I had visited many places specializing in textile production, most using traditional methods of hand working.
To a Western eye India is a beautiful and fascinating country of extremes. To illustrate this I used a dark background fabric, quilted in a random design, to reflect the country's poorer areas. The embroidery, beads and metallics represent the wealth in other areas. I have used fabrics in bright, sunny colours like those that I saw everywhere during my visits.
Dimensions: 61 x 61 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This piece was made to illustrate the contrasts seen in daily life and in textile works during several visits to India. I have used a range of embroidery techniques, beading and quilting. Materials include cotton and silk fabrics and threads. I have used beads in clay and glass, also glass mirrors and metallic threads and sequins. All of the construction and embroidery was done by hand.
Dimensions: 80 x 80 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: The Tree of Life is an iconic motif of Indian textile design, symbolic of nature, cycle of seasons and the strong ties to mother earth. Kalamkari fabrics of the 18th century find expression even in the precious Palampores.
During the pandemic, our Quilting Bee came together to learn some techniques for a group submission for the India International Quilt Festival. We created our own resist dye fabric with local flora, sun dried our printed block and did Free Motion Quilting outlining the leaves, flowers... We learnt to create quilted motifs to add to our Tree of Life.
30 quilters, aged 12 - 78, created 30 unique blocks and 60+ motifs for our version of The Tree of Life.
Dimensions: 136 x 101 x 1 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt is the first of my Mod Motif Series. I have always loved patterns and motifs in textile art. The goal of my playful exploration is to create modern geometric motifs that can work as a standalone design element or be repeated in regular and irregular arrangements to create new designs.
The beauty of design is that a motif can be interpreted in myriad ways – this motif can be seen as a Nautilus, an eclipse, as moon phases. To me this doodle is “Netra” the aspect of seeing, viewing, deciphering and regarding.
Dimensions: 236.2 x 228.6 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I got my inspiration for this quilt from a gorgeous quilt done by Meghna Pandey who used her mother’s saris and other fabrics to create a stunning quilt. My quilt turned out quite different. It is machine pieced and the fabrics are all pure cotton some from Kalindi and the rest from the fabric souk in Kuwait. I followed a grid that I found on Pinterest. The quilt has been beautifully quilted by Tina Katwal at the Square Inch Chennai. The multi colored binding Is particularly striking and blends with the quilt seamlessly
Dimensions: 94 x 94 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I am very Proud to say I am a student of KMSC Girls Hr.Sec.School, Nattarasankottai. Because Mrs.Meena’s idea lead to making this quilt , it is very useful for me in this lockdown situation. My heartful thanks to Mrs.Meena & Mrs.Rani. Thank you.
Dimensions: 65.5 x 65.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I got tailoring course in my school KMSC Girls Hr.Sec.School, Nattarasankottai. First our team made one quilt. After finishing that we decided to make quilt separately. Mrs.Meena Mam gave some cloths and quilt book.with the help and guidance of Mrs.Rani our school tailoring teachers I made my quilt successfully.
Dimensions: 44 x 25 x 0.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: There I was listening to the rhythm of waves crashing on the shore which is the most relaxing music on earth. I always remember picking up pretty shells and stones every time I go for a beach vacation. This is one such trip I would cherish at the banks of Bintan Island, Indonesia. Listen to the waves and Happiness comes in waves like a splash of energy waves.
Dimensions: 152 x 152 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This Design was copied from Louise Mabbs, Nineties Collection. The method used were Foundation Paper Piecing, Machine Quilting and Applique work.
Dimensions: 146 x 122 x 0.6 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Love for the paisley shape and all the rainbow colours inspired me to create this unique design. Started doodling on the paper, a quick sketch and this design was borne. Entire process I enjoyed, it’s a therapy for me. The rainbow colours with accent black & white fabric were used. To make the colours pop and enhance the quilting in the background I have used two layers of batting (polyester and wool). Free motion quilting is done. Paisley design with all the colours shows a soft and calming effect. When they are together they show the harmony within.