photo transfer, screen printed, paint, watercolor pencil
This quilt started with the 1950's black and white photograph that my father took of my two cousins and me while visiting them in Maine. I think this was the first time that I had met them and remember having the best time, as I feel this candid photo depicts.
The next time that I had a similar experience was when I met my friend "Jeanette" in the eighth grade, as I think the "photo booth" photos show. Jeanette and I have been friends ever since, a friendship that I truly value. Although we e-mail now, many, many notes were written to each other in class ( over the course of five years until we graduated from high school ) that would be exchanged either during the class or in the school hallways while changing classes. Once home, we continued our conversations by spending hours talking on the phone.
All of the imagery was screen printed except for the photo transfer. I used watercolor pencils and Jacquard Colorless Extender Textile Paint to color the children's clothing.