Recently, I joined the Charlottesville Fiber Arts Guild. It’s a small group, mostly comprised of knitters, but with a fair amount of weavers, spinners, quilters, sewists, and general fiber enthusiasts. They invited me to share my work at the last meeting for the monthly program. I decided that since I was new here and no one really knew my work, I would present a sort of retrospective, charting my progression from traditional quilter to conceptual artist.
At the point where the story tells me the medium rather than trying to fit specific definitions. The Army Wife is quilts, but it is also embraces embroidery, knitting, felting, and domestic textiles in general.
I brought a lot more quilts, and brief notes to keep me on track. I was a bit nervous that I might drone on, but found that I could talk animatedly about my work and tie it all together quite nicely. I’m confident that the presentation went well.
Thank you Sharon for all the photos!