Working with cloth excites the explorer in me. My aim is to discover new expressions in art that feel contemporary but are rooted in the history and practice of quilting.
I see cloth as material that can be shaped, stitched and designed to emphasize colour and texture the same way a painter will work with paint on a canvas.
In my large, all-over designs, I want to suggest movement with fabric strips. Piecing this work is a slow process. When machine stitching, I move back and forth across the piece with decisive lines, similar to the dynamic marks made with brush strokes. Working this way, allows me to feature the raw edges and dangling threads that surface with hand-dyed cottons and silks.