"In this show, there are two very different quilting styles: whole cloth quilts and hand-appliquéd tile quilts. The whole cloth quilts are created by traditional relief printing on fabric or from digitally manipulated sun paintings. The single relief print in this show, “CELL-ebration” began as a colossal woodcut that I hand-carved over an eight-week period. The woodcut was printed on a city street with a steamroller at a public art event. “CELL-ebration” was the first place winner at RMQM’s EVOLUTIONS 2019 show.
I created the cartoon-like images in the “What Did Ming Miss?” series by modifying an obscure form of needle turn appliqué called tiling. Historically, tile quilts were constructed of small pieces of cotton appliquéd to a white surface leaving a narrow “grout” between the tiles. In contrast, my tile quilts embrace the color, pattern, and imagery of contemporary printed and hand-dyed fabrics."
Kathy Suprenant - Through a Lens
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
200 Violet St.
Golden, CO 80401