Saturday, December 24, 2016

Coming in the New Year, 2017. Synopsis and Announcement.

‘Woven Quilts’ by Betty Jane Lau 
4th Presbyterian Church 
Jan 6, 2017 - Feb. 27, 2017.

Life is full of bits and pieces that attach themselves to us like burrs on a dogs back. 

Carried from one basement to another, I finally decided to combine some of my collected fabrics in a way that celebrates the structure of cloth. With this basic “mother’s yeast” of accumulated fabrics, thrift store finds, donated scraps of cloth from a designer in Hawaii, and samples thrown my way; I started to weave. Torn into strips with raw edges, the exposed threads are sewn into place. Using my old heavy Bernina sewing machine, a meandering spiral links one intersection to the next. The quilt grows outwards from the center without a preconceived design. Flip it over and surprise, there’s another surface design. Usually of an opposite character, therefore some have double titles. 

These quilts may be casually crumpled on a sofa or bed, to bring a handmade touch to a modern life. 

                                        Close up photos of both sides to  'African Tulips / Dead Roses'.

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