|Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Quilted by Lisa Sipes|
Bloggers Quilt Festival is here again! Thanks Amy for hosting!
It's no doubt for me, this quilt, "Double Edged Love," has been my turning point in quilt making.
You know after you been working on quilts for along time,and then all of a sudden you feel like your skills just went up a notch? Creatively, and in skill, this quilt took my process to a whole new level. For me, this quilt not only brought together my skills, but it brought me around to a place of self acceptance and a blend of my art background, and my quilt background. It blended where I am from, and where I am now, and also, keeps me connected to my roots and grants a deep respect for traditional quilters, and most of all, family, and my grandmother.
Major respect and gratitude to my grandmother who inspires my work. Whose quilts I slept under growing up, and embedded in me a style that I can claim for myself, and also a family tradition! I work very similar to my grandmother, and had I not slept under her quilts, I might not be doing what I do today...Major thanks to Grandma Elda Wolfe...
Also, this quilt has given me new eyes on quilting. The fantastic work of Lisa Sipes, who quilted "Double Edged Love" has opened my eyes to thinking more and more about how to quilt my quilts. It's been an amazing learning year all around...
I can't wait to show you in June, what else has come from this exciting turn in my work...
Full Circle: 12 Sketches from Life.
12 Double Wedding Ring Quilts By Victoria Findlay Wolfe
June October 2014
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
The beauty in this quilt lies in my heart...I also understand that this quilt is not for everyone. I am ok with that 100%. What it has done for me as a person, can't be topped or taken away by negative comments. In fact, one person commented at one time, that the "Good & Plenty" color scheme did nothing for her... I wish I had thought of that myself! ...as the "Good & Plenty" aspect, (think sweet/bitter, pretty and harsh tasting), fit so well with the concept of ideas that have made this quilt...That I can only think of it now as, "The Good & Plenty" quilt... ;-) It has been good, and given me plenty.