Dimensions: 46 x 30.5 x 0.25 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This Artpiece depicts a scene from the Royal Ascot event with ladies sitting in the royal stands appreciating the galloping glory.Ascot events are popular for its elegant dress code for ‘prim & proper' race goers. Hence, the use of rich silks & velvet.Motifs signify the eye catching ‘fascinators’ donned by ladies which are the most talked about crowning glory accessory & of course a milliner’s delight!The design depicts an aerial view of the fascinators,giving the women an allluring air of mystery.These events feature for short duration(March–June),hence the colour palette is inspired by spring colours in greens,salmon,champagne & peachypinks with accents of jewel tones.Velvet applique' with Kantha stitches is experimented in Silk thread.
Dimensions: 109 x 109 x 1.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: When I went to Austria the winter of 2017, I fell in love with this painting by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. I then decided to make a real size pictorial quilt out of it, using the Indian raw silk I bought in Kerala, India in 2018. I love the vibrant color contrast of the original paining and how the Indian raw silk's brightness transformation of the original.
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 1.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Utilizing most of my waiting time at the airports, medical clinics and etc., I collected a dozen of my husband’s hand-me-down cotton office dress shirts, Japanese fine printed fat quarter fabrics and various colors of DMC cotton embroidery threads into this 100% hand sewn 800 squares’ double sided quilt. I want to give it to my children and grandchildren. Such a therapeutic and relaxing time making it.
Dimensions: 33 x 25 x 1.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: During the Corona Virus lockdown, I felt I was lost in the mess. But I trust God that HE will defeat the virus and save us all. The messy threads in the middle are my accumulated thread snips, the two fish represent me and my husband. The 14 fabric bars on the sides represent the regulations among the human kind who work together. The two fish will go through the mess and reach the destiny - normality.
Dimensions: 61 x 61 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Splashes of colour and vivid imagination...black and grey and logic too...a little bit of left and a lot of right can create works of art that can stand out! My quilt here tries to capture my creative abilities along with calculations and planning to get the right effect
Dimensions: 69 x 69 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I am Princess Isha. I am 5 years old. I live in my beautiful castle near the river surrounded by trees and flowers. I love to wear my ballgown and crown. I have my pets Drago and Croc to play with. I wanted to create my quilt story but Mamma wouldn't let me use her sharp scissors. So I had to dig into her box of fabric scraps and find the shapes I wanted for my story. I am so happy I found all the shapes that I wanted from the scraps of Mamma's quilting projects. The gown in my story is the scraps from the gown she stitched for my birthday. It looks exactly like this. Finally, Shhhhhh!! My BIG sister helped me a bit to complete my quilt story.
Dimensions: 234 x 188 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt top, based on a free block of the month pattern, was made by me in 2012, when I was very new to quilting. It taught me much that I know about quilting techniques, including needle turned applique, hand piecing and foundation paper piecing and is very close to my heart. The original quilt was in red and white but I used colours inspired by a brilliant monsoon sunset. It includes about 2600 pieces! All fabric was locally sourced in India and includes a favourite woven dupatta in yellows, oranges and red. I added a border and flanged binding to tie everything together.
It was professionally long-arm quilted.
Dimensions: 33 x 38 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I was enchanted by this wood engraving print of a young dancing girl, probably part of the palace harem, in the e-edition of a book by a Frenchman travelling through 19th century India. Her proud bearing and composure was belied by her eyes, resigned to her fate as no more than a slave in these magnificient surroundings. What did she think as she posed, dressed in brocade and laden with jewellery, for the firangi? Was that amusement in the slight curve of her pouting lips? I have attempted to bring her to life in colour, using very different media. I placed the stone latticework screen behind her; she could look at the world outside but never be a part of it.
Fabric: Quilting cotton, silk, silk brocade, printer-ready fabric, printed muslin
Dimensions: 127 x 96 x 0.4 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: When the lockdown pushed us into a standstill, I was one of those stuck away from my home, after about 50 days when we were allowed to travel, on my way back, I witnessed migrant workers going back to their hometowns. Some fortunate enough to travel comfortably, some barefoot clinging onto whatever means they found.
I realized it’s not easy to feed a family without an income, to live without food and shelter & to survive without hopes.
The same hope made the country believe that we are going to sail through this.
Few found the hope in their god, but few found their god in the trucks ready to carry them back home.
Today when the sun is about to rise & the difficult road is about to end.
Hold on there...It’s going to be a better tomorrow.
Dimensions: 128 x 178 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I enjoy color gradations and decided it would be fun to design a quilt using only solid colors. I decided to make the blocks as triangles as it would allow for a more modern chaotic design instead of being symmetrical. I love how the colors blend in to each other and yet still pop out at you.
Dimensions: 150 x 120 x 1 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: What better way to wish someone a Happy Anniversary than to make them a quilt. I picked a traditional pattern to connect with the time honored occasion, but chose some more modern color combinations and fabrics to appeal to a more modern home.
Dimensions: 116 x 63 x 1 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: In life you have many circles. You move in certain circles in society. You have a circle of friends - some closer than other. My closest circle is the circle within - my siblings. We have a very special bond.
My great grandmother, grandmother and mother were all very good at needlework and my love for textiles certainly comes from them.
I used silk bought in Thailand together with a very dark purple velveteen. The brown fabric I rust dyed. There are also small pieces of silk leftovers from a dress of my grandmother. The lace is needle lace made by my great grandmother. The design was accentuated with couching using silk waste cords.
I machine quilted the quilt and added some hand quilting and embroidery on the background.
Dimensions: 191 x 198 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Covid upended our lives, causing us to introspect about what is really important. For us, that was our family : real-life & quilting, both!
“Family” is a visualization of what the term means to each one of us; each individual panel comes together to form the whole quilt. “Family” evokes love, warmth, caring & togetherness, a safe space, where diverse yet united, we are at peace. It speaks of our adaptability & powers of endurance as, though nostalgic, we persevere, reunite & move forward, filled with hope.
The striped fabric represents the shared passion that binds us, collaborating together while physically apart; also showcased through the supportive binds joining the individual panels together as a whole.
Dimensions: 73 x 73 x 1 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt imagines the beginning of spring in an unusual palette of colours that includes lemon yellows, melons, beiges, tans and sapling green. It is an improvisational design, pieced together using remnant fabrics, in a woven-like tapestry style with bands aligning both vertically and horizontally. Carefully embroidered lines in the central panel not only add texture, but also gradients to this minimal design so that the colours appear to be changing at each glance. The quilting lines are vertically spaced at one-quarter inch intervals, with some areas left empty so as to bring forth certain sections of the design. This piece was designed to evoke springtime, and with it a sense of hope.
Dimensions: 190 x 190 x 0.75 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: During the lockdown, Ms Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket, put out designs of 4 to 8 blocks of this Mystery Quilt every day. We did not know the final design while making the blocks. The entire quilt was completed in 15 days, followed by different borders we could choose from (I chose the piano keys).
It was a lovely experience and something to look forward to during the gloomy days of the lockdown.
Dimensions: 96 x 96 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: An intricately pieced quilt by me from the Lone Star pattern " Supernova" designed by Judy Martin.
I was fascinated by the swirling burst of bright colors and the dynamic energy portrayed.
It was further enhanced by the divine free motion quliting by Tina Katwal of TSI.
Dimensions: 149.6 x 101.2 x 0.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: The day I sew my beautiful daughter in her pink wedding outfit it brought tears of joy. I wanted to recreate ‘them’ in a ‘wedding quilt’. I taught myself portrait quilting by doing some other quilts but this one had to be way above my initial skill level. Starting with digital maneuvering of their pics to using unique vintage fabrics front and back, enhancing my free motion quilting skills and now seeing them come alive in this picture using the tiniest of pieces of silk collected from the world over I could think of only the name I gave it - ‘Sapnon ki Chaadar- quilt of dreams’
Just like their Indian- American marriage this quilt has combined a variety of techniques and various fabrics mixed in with a mother’s love.
Dimensions: 130 x 111 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Far too often, our days are busy and cluttered, filled with duties and interests that leave us no time to really enjoy life. This quilt is an attempt to depict the gradual change from chaos to calm. Bold colours and improv piecing at the lower levels reveal the fractured rhapsody of our lives; as we clear the clutter, everything lightens up until life becomes calmer and more meaningful, flowing with ease.
"A poor life this, if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare."
Dimensions: 101.5 x 114.5 x 1.5 Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Kalpataru- As a child I used to wonder, lying under the tree at home, on how the tree was so accommodating to all creatures from root to shoot. It fulfilled all their wishes. The birds built home to rear chicks, the bugs rested, the reptiles crawled to prey, the monkeys sung, the animals found food, the earthworms snuggled under the roots, the bees stored their honey in the comb, the smaller plants found shelter, the ants made long journeys... the fresh air, the cool breeze, the comforting shade, the soothing smells, medicines to food..everything offered for free.. the complete biosphere with no complaints.. Mixed media 3D art quilt, with embroidery & hand quilting to hold the quilted components together, on old netlon frame.