from February 3 to 17.
The quilt I made in 2005 was inspired by Baby Earth, one of my children's favorite books by Michele Petit-Jean.
I created it as if a grade one student made it - you remember all the hearts and stars in your drawings then and practicing your cursive writing while staying in between the red lines.
|hand embroidered, hand applique|
|Baby Earth, 2005, 49" x 58.5", 125cm x 149cm|
I tied the quilt instead of "quilting" it. The movement of tying reminded me of tying shoelaces, something a parent would do - just part of taking care of a child.
Shiny things were added to the clothing worn by the Haida native Indians to keep the evil spirits away. I protected the earth with all the shiny white buttons. They are from my grandmother's sewing box.