Friday, April 18, 2014

Layers of Time

     Layers of Time, 2013, 233h x 233w x 1d cm,   (92" x 92")

Materials: re-cycled wool blanket, re-purposed domestic lace, re-cycled linen damask, foundation fabrics (light weight wool, light weight cotton, plant dyed linen), re-cycled wedding dress, silk ribbon, perle cotton #5 and #3, cordonnet lace making thread, glass beads, sewing and quilting threads, bamboo batting, backed with linen damask pieced with cotton designed by marimekko.   
Techniques:  Layering onto foundation fabrics by hand, hand stitching, hand embroidery, hand quilting, made with community assistance.  Photo:  Klaus Rossler

exhibition history
This quilt is part of the Manitoulin Circle Project which took place over four years in Little Current Manitoulin Island under the leadership of Judy Martin.  149 community members took part in hand stitching four large meditation panels.
Layers of Time was part of the solo exhibition, Mended World.  Organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (catalog)

September 13 - October 27, 2013  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, part of the Mended World Exhibition
January 19 - March 2, 2014  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Mended World Exhibition

Easter Sunday April 20, 2014,  The four panels are installed in the Little Current United Church for permanent display.

October 18-20  2014, Manitoulin Circle Project, Espanola Fibre Festival,  Judy Martin key note speech
November, 2014:  World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario.  The four large panels are shown in solo exhibition at the festival.
May 9 - June 14 2015, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener Ontario, Mended World Exhibition

October 2015;  The 4 large panels traveled to Gros Morne, Newfoundland for the fibreconference sponsored by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Judy Martin taught a workshop based on the technique and design of the panels.