I would say that the nine years since I was invited to join Twelve by
Twelve have been more artistically rewarding than I could ever have
imagined. Through the experimental pieces I made with the group
challenges, I have found the art I love to make and have been very
successful in exhibiting my work around the country. My collaboration
with Paula Chung in A View Within is currently on exhibition at Houston
Center for Contemporary Craft, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, and
Schmidt Art Center. A new piece from my 3-D series on Loss
will also be in this year's World of Threads in Oakville, Canada. My continuing friendships with
the other Twelves are very important to me.
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.