June 22 – July 4, 2011 at the
Church of the Epiphany, 3301 Hidden Meadow Drive, Herndon, Virginia.
"Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels for all those who view it. Sacred Threads wants to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength."
This series focuses on illustrating the many ways we can reformulate and recommit in response to change or loss in our lives. We find the strength to forge ahead, either through the love and encouragement of friends and family, our faith to maintain balance, or our own inner strength to anchor ourselves. All three pieces were made using repurposed fabric from men’s shirts purchased at thrift stores.
My husband and I have struggled to figure out how to keep balance during a challenging time. Through many difficulties, arguments and discussions we have worked through the anger to strengthen our relationship. We now work together gracefully to keep our life harmonious and function with little friction. We are able to maintain this balance through our great love of each other and our faith.