Most people know me as a fine artist, a painter that uses methods… strange methods. The real truth to the story is that all these methods are textile related, because that has been my dream! Cloth and thread has been something I have been attached to forever something similar to a mother’s apron strings. It gives me comfort.
It’s been years in the making to even get close to this world in a larger sense other than the fabric stores. I made it a mission in the past couple of years to learn everything I can about this market. It has been tricky and at times very disheartening, almost like this industry takes place in faraway exotic tents.
Well a couple of years ago I exhibited at Surtex thinking I would get in touch with this field by my presence there. But nothing consequential happened other than meeting some very nice artists and realizing there are other places where the action is. A place of action is at the Quilt Markets, a booming industry circling all around the wonderful craft of making quilts. Quiltmaking is a huge craft today in the United States and it involves the bolt fabric industry. There is a whole art about making the perfect design for quilting fabric. In a future post I’ll give a bit of insight on this.
Next week I am finally attending the International Quilt Market in Houston, it will be very exciting to finally connect to this warm and beautiful field!
Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love. :heart: