Here I Grow Again!
Jane Hartfield’s Quilt
I have to say I found this word rather challenging. I don’t normally put text on my quilts, and all I could think about was language and foreign ones at that.
Finally I thought about symbols which have been used since ancient times to translate thoughts and ideas. My personal symbol is the spiral. It means growth. The spiral frequently turns up in my quilting and everywhere else. So, I took a piece of overdyed fabric and needle felted many other pieces of fabric in my favorite color, orange, on top. Then I painted some wonder under with color and symbols. I included the spiral, a fish, a tree, water, cross, sun, moon, star, and a flower. They looked okay, so I applied them to the fabric. At that point, the symbols were rather lost in translation. They became quite obscure. So, I added a large spiral of hand dyed yarn and quilted the whole piece in spirals. I wish you could see more of the symbols…