52-Journal Quilts Project

52-Journal Quilts to 40 Project

On August 27th I turned 39. As a b-day gift to myself I have decided to embark on an artistic journey to explore what 40 means to me by creating an 8” x 10” art quilt each week leading up to my 40th b-day. Through an open call, 19 artists have decided to join me. The journey will start with inspiration from The Uncommon Quilter: small art quilts created with paper, plastic, fiber, and surface design book by Jeanne Williamson.

As Jeanne states in her book it, “is not about making a perfectly crafted traditional quilt. Rather, it is about the process of quilt-and art making, with the added benefit of changing your perspective as an artist.”

The rules are simple:
Pick a size (I plan to work 8” x 10”)
No starting over on a piece. This is about play and experimentation, not aesthetics
No limits to technique or materials

Here is my first piece, Split Heart