Dancing to a Different Drummer

Guest Curator - Melinda Rushing

Motion is a key concept in design. By combining elements that make the eye move over the work, an artist can convey motion. I find that if a quilt has motion, it holds my attention. That motion might range from slow and contemplative to frenetic and desperate, or somewhere in between.  I hope my selections do the same for you.

List of selected artists and works

Tuning Fork #25: Magnetic Attraction
Heather Pregger

Chasing a Dream
Susan Else

Got to go Dance
Deborah Kuster

Play of Lines XXIX
Uta Lenk

Avant Jazz
Jennifer Conrad

Fresh Salsa
Diane Melms

Marcia DeCamp

Grand Canyon - Wish You Were Hair
Pam RuBert

Cosmic Collisions
Katie Pasquini Masopust

Les Folies Bergère
Rose Rushbrooke

Fault Line
Kris Sazaki of Pixeladies

Strands of IF
Hilary Rice

Medea Escaping
Marilyn Belford

Katie Pasquini Masopust

Fascinatin' Rhythm
Susan McCraw

Spirals of Thoughts
Hsin-Chen Lin

Live Water
Susan Leslie Lumsden

Avant Jazz

Jennifer Conrad
Avant Jazz

Avant Jazz is a whole cloth painting on PFD fabric. I drew the design on stretched fabric and painted the shapes and completed the design with free motions quilting. Strong graphic images inspire me. This piece was created to depict the Jazz Genre- Avant Garde Jazz - it is a style of music and improvisation that combines avant-garde art music and composition with jazz. The warm and cool colors provide the movement. I chose not to quilt the circles which represents the notes being free to make improvisational music.

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