Rhonda Denney - Environment

Environment 12” x 12” Art Quilt (Quilt Guild Challenge) 2013


The Westcliffe Contemporary Quilters and Fiber Artists (WCQFA) guild, Westcliffe, Colorado, issued a challenge to its members:  To create a 12” x 12” art quilt illustrating our own interpretation of a topic utilizing many aspects of quilting, edging and surface design.  The resulting quilts were shown at several galleries and quilt shows.

TOPIC WORD: Environment.

The earth is tough and resilient, but it never helps to assist with planting new growth to replace that which we use.  The symbolism of the hands tenderly holding a seedling in the new earth conveyed that thought for me.  

Construction:  Reused upholstery fabric, cotton, felted wool, pipe cleaners, Black Beauty sand, fiber pigments and inks.