Friday, June 8, 2007
“The Bluest Eye”
The quilt I created for Quilting Arts magazine’s 2008 calendar competition didn’t get into the calendar, but I just learned from the editor that it is a “judge’s choice” winner and will appear in an issue of the magazine sometime soon. The competition had the theme “A Novel Idea,” and artists were asked to create quilts about their favorite books. Mine is based on Toni Morrison’s novel about an African-American girl growing up in horrible violence, her descent into madness, and her dream to have blue eyes like Shirley Temple so she would be accepted and loved.