Quilting is my legacy. I have played with fabric for more than 40 years, and I still find it interesting. Texture, color and pattern all come together as an art form. Quilts give you a “hug.” They comfort you. They tell stories and share history. I try to impart a sense of play and fun when working with students of any age. The patterns in quilting patchworks are puzzles that you can personalize and make your own legacy.
Claudia Reynolds, Autumn Rhythm, cotton fabric - background traditional patchwork arranged in a modified color wash technique. Applique applied with a fusible web and secured with machine embroidery. Quilted in free motion and straight machine with hand beading embellishment., 54 x 24 in. (137.2 x 61.0 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina