In doing some research on maps, I came across this beautiful celestial map made from Talavera tiles. (Click for a bigger view.) My friends know that I have a special love for Mexican Talavera pottery, so this seemed like a fortuitous collision of something I needed and something I already love. More Talavera maps here.
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.