Chantal Guillermet – Re-arranged
Threads of Life
We all need to know where we come from. Through generations links are being created between members of different families. It is like a woven piece of fabric : couples came together, they broke up, people are dying, new alliances are formed … Sometimes we can follow our family history sometimes not.
Stripes from two different fabrics are woven together : they represent the alliances among families. The stripes are fused on the batting. One fabric is rusted, the other one is hand dyed : they represent past and present. A vintage block is appliquéd on the top : it is the impact of the past in our lives, our memories. Bits of shredded paper (family documents) are spread over the background and represent the fragility of our destiny. They are aged with inktense pencils and waxed.
The quilt is machine and hand quilted.
Material : cotton muslin, printed paper, inktense pencils, wax, hand dyed thread.
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