I have always been attracted to Nike--the greek goddess, not the shoes. My name is derived from her's and who wouldn't like the idea of victory. I have always held that promise of victory in my heart and known through all the struggles that victory is at the end.
This quilt came together surprisingly quickly. I'm especially grateful of that fact given all the end of school and early summer activities happening these last few months. I found an image of Nike with her wings folded back and down on an ancient vase. From there I made a sketch and zoomed in on the wing. I cut the various pieces out of fabric paper I already had made and sewed them down to a quilted, painted background that I've had in my stash for years. I then added a wash of gold paint around the wing because a goddess has to glow. I'm now ready to fly with her wings and claim victory.
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.