Last week when I was in Cleveland I went to the wonderful Cleveland Art Museum. Their newest exhibit was actually opening the very day I was there—a collection of American Indian Art from the Thaw collection. It is an extraordinary show, very diverse. In the very last room this Seminole patchwork man's long shirt stopped me in my tracks. First, because I love the look of Seminole piecing and this was such an exquisite example and second, because it immediately reminded me of Kristin's volcano theme palette. Pretty close, eh? It is only lacking a bit of chartreuse, I think.
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.