(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.