To start off a new series of posts, I think it wise to tell you a little about the person writing them. In this case its me.
I am a Quilter.
[sounds a little like the opening of a 12 step program, only I don’t intend to get better]
I have made textile projects for as long as I can remember, but its only in the past decade that I have hit upon something that is constantly engaging enough to keep me going day after day. I made my first quilt from 2002-2004.
[It was not the most successful project.] True to my nature the quilt was 7 feet tall by 10 feel long.
I went from art school through Architecture school because my projects tended towards spatial and grandiose, all the while making quilts and improving my techniques. I faked quilting for the first 6 years I made them. I have learned a few things from my recent involvement in the quilting community that would have helped me along the way. After making that first project I had to make another to learn how to make quilts with details and nuance.
As they say the rest is history. I have been making quilts with growing ferocity ever since, I’ve gone from three years to complete a project to 28 quilts made this last year.
It is my goal to take Quilting to the streets, to encourage museums and the layperson to see it as a fine art and to take a moment to reconsider their conceptions.
Take a look at my work on my website or my blog, where I post weekly what I have made or at the very least seen – and check back here monthly for some Quilty Pleasures as I take the Quilt world and record the stars right here.
LUKE Haynes is a trained Architect using his skills mostly for good. His work can be seen at his site and the associated blog. He is a full time Quilter and sometimes blogger. His work is showing across the country and soon the world. You can find him here at Quilty Pleasures on the first Sunday of each month.
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