My Reflections: Return to Textile Art
As a visual artist, I always had an interest in creating art works using a variety of fibers with different textures and colors. During the early 60’s, I designed and made abstract wall hangings but after becoming a wife and mother, I went on a hiatus that lasted for over 30 years.
After retirement from teaching visual arts for 34 years, I enrolled in a quilting class at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The instruction followed a traditional quilting method, but I was encouraged to experiment beyond the parameters of the method. This quilting experience gave me inspiration to return to making wall hangings. But now, I cut, fuse, and sew together a variety of fabrics, yarns, threads and stuff into a multitude of rich colors and textures to make quilted art that glorify nature and my African American heritage.