I have been making quilts for over thirty years. I get my inspiration from many places, but much of my work is driven by reverence for the women (and men) who made beautiful quilts for generations before me. I come from a family of quilters. Many of my quilts are inspired by traditional designs, but interpreted in ways that break a bit from that tradition. I’m happiest when working immersed in color and pattern and texture.
“Stars in Stripes” is a variation on the eight pointed star known variously as a Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem. I love this pattern, and I’ve been working a lot with stripes and polka dots in this design because of the movement that is created by the alignment of the stripes in this radiating pattern. The stripes combined with the dots give me that explosion of pattern and movement that I can’t seem to get enough of.
One of the things that I love about quilts is that they become a part of the life of each new owner and, as such, become a repository of stories about the lives lived around them. I’m excited about the new chapter in the life of this quilt with the winning bidder at the MAAG Silent Auction!
Sarah Bond, [email protected]