Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mandala Quilt on its way to Washington, DC

I was thrilled today to learn that my mandala quilt, "Where Words Fail...Music Speaks" has been accepted into the Sacred Threads Quilt Show to be held in Washington in July.   You can read more about this exhibit here!

This was originally created for my ArtCGirlz group Mandala challenge.  I knew I wanted a music theme and started with a piece of rust dyed fabric and grew from there.  The word "Peace" has been stencil painted and there are quilted music symbols and lots of beading surrounding the rust dyed circle.  The actual title and inking was what the quilt said it wanted to say in the end.   It has taken on a whole meaning of its own when it was sent to a friend who used it to help his mother who suffered from severe Alzheimer's.   She was a musician and quilter who had not spoken in weeks.   When she saw the photo she said  "What's  that" and immediately started to identify different music and quilting symbols.   Thus the quilt was entered into the category "Healing"!

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