arte en tela - textile art


MGM Aviation Quilt

Posted by lucindaquilts on June 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM Comments comments (0)

This quilt marks the turning point, between years of my Dad asking in exasperated tones, 'You think you'll ever make any money at that?' -- to his displaying this proudly in his living room and telling all his friends that his daughter was a quiltmaker (even, oh chagrin, asking me years ago if I had a website he could tell them about!)

Happy Fathers' Day, and lines from Phyllis Webb's poem 'Making'

Posted by lucindaquilts on June 21, 2009 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Fathers' Day to all the dads I know (including some quiltmakers who are also dads...)!

and, because our house and gardens here in Guad are full of quiet -- and 'noisy' -- blossoms, some lines from the poem 'Making':

"From the making made and, made, now making

certain order – thus excellent despair

is laid,and in the room the patches of the quilt

seize light and throw it back upon the air.

A grace is made, a loveliness is caught

Quilting a quiet blossom as a work." -- Phyllis Webb, Selected Poems, p.56


Mary Lou in Blue

Posted by lucindaquilts on May 7, 2009 at 9:04 PM Comments comments (0)

I can't seem to find a photo of my mom weaving (at the Hartford Artisans' Center), but here's one of her on the enlarging reader (at the center for the visually impaired -- she's always looked great in blue!