Story Quilts

My art quilting residencies yield large site specific wall works inspired by host organization thematic goals. Activating dye, paint and thread, participants build a fabric story via collage.  Dozens of projects have included collaborating with writer, Susie Wilde, in which students write an original story in an adjoining residency that drives the illustration process.

Working with graphic designers, I help guide the  story text, digitally printed on cloth,  into the multi-paneled works. Story quilt projects have been adapted to engage K-6 school age students, families, and college students. Themes include friendship, courage, discovery, identity, transformation, urban empowerment.  


Discover, created with Elon University art students, for Madison E., GSO, NC,  2016.

Kindness, created with Elon University art students,  for Erwin Montessori, GSO, NC, 2015.

Imagine, created with Elon University art students for Harvey Newlin E., Burlington, NC, 2014.

Squiggles, Dots & Lines, created with Elon University art students for Bogue Sound E., NC, 2012.

Bounce, created with Elon University art students, for Duke School, Durham, NC,  2011.

Finishing Touches, created with Elon University art students, for Cavendish E., VT,  2010.

A Cat's Tale, created with Kill Devil Hills Library patrons , Dare County, NC, 2009. 

There is Always Hope, created with Elon University art students, for Estes Hills E., Chapel Hill, NC,  2008.

Searchin' Urchin, created with Carrboro Elementary students, Carrboro, NC, 2009.

We Need Books Too! Created with McGirt-Horton youth library patrons, for Mc Girt- Horton Public Library, GSO, NC. 2006.

Welcome, created with Elon University art students, for Newcomer School, GSO, NC, 2009.

Alphabet Allergy, created with Elon College art students, for Hemphill Library, 2005.

Woody's Miracle, created with Underwood Elementary students, Raleigh, NC, 2010.

BLINK, created with Kestral Heights Middle school students, 2005.

  Wacky Wonderfulation , created with Scroggs Elementary students. Chapel Hill, NC,  2005.

Wacky Wonderfulation, created with Scroggs Elementary students. Chapel Hill, NC,  2005.

Do You Know? Created with Elon University art students, for S. Toe E., Celo, NC. 2013.

 

 

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