Creating Something From Nothing

As members of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) we receive the SAQA Journal. In the Spring 2015 edition of the SAQA Journal, an extremely talented textile artists Judy Martin was featured. Her quote in the article “Featured Artist: Judy Martin” summarizes exactly how we view the art quilts we create with discarded textiles in The Wardrobe Meets the Wall collection:

“Making something slowly with one’s hands is perhaps one of the most nourishing things one can do. Creating something from nothing – or better yet, creating something new from something no longer needed or wanted – is healing for the planet and for us.” –  Judy Martin

In addition to creating art quilts from recycled textiles, Tierney and Betty Anne like to create traditional quilts from discarded textiles and discarded blocks. Please see the post of Tierney’s blog tierneycreates, “What Was On the Design Wall: Rescued Blocks” for an example of a traditional quilt redesigned by Tierney and quilted by Betty Anne from discarded quilt blocks from the 1930s someone found in their attic.

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