Saturday, April 23, 2011



I went to a wonderful program today at the CARNEGIE CENTER in New Albany Indiana. It was a presentation by the outstanding quilt artist, Penny Sisto. Her narrative about her life was very moving, and she illustrated how her work is influenced by her life, by beginning to create a portrait quilt as we watched.

She is preparing for a show there which will begin in July. It is amazing how she creates a complete show on the average of one per year.

Although she didn't finish the quilt, she did add enough features on the woman's face, that the personality began to emerge.

The lesson that I took away from her talk was "Don't overthink your work" Just let the fabric guide you, and relalx about the details.

It was very inspiring. Mark your calendars for her show this July...

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