Rhonda Denney - Hans My Hedgehog

Hans My Hedgehog (32” x 22” Art Quilt. 2012)

Price: $2,000

(2013 Art Challenge – 200th Anniversary of Grimm Brothers fairy tales, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.  Won “Special Story Award”.)

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan celebrated the 200th anniversary of the first publication by the Brothers Grimm (in 1812) by having a Call For Entries. From the over 200 stories published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, they chose nine of their lesser-known stories. 

Artists were to draw their inspiration for their entry from one of those stories. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers tale “Hans-My-Hedgehog”, my design shows Hans the Hedgehog, playing his bagpipes, riding on the back of his shod cock-rooster.  This quilt won a “Special Story Award” from the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

Techniques: Wholecloth design with piping and binding.  Hand-colored pigments placed on black cotton fabric and stabilized.