April 22, 2011

Eye Candy for a Quilter

Although I would never call myself a 'quilter' (more of a fabric mixed media surface design contemporary embroiderer artist) I really appreciate quilters and what they can do with little snippets of fabric. By cutting large pieces into smaller ones, then recombining them in endless variations - just look at what can be created. If you have ever owned a quilt, I am sure you will find that pattern somewhere in this film.

This 1996 film from the National Film Board of Canada called QUILT by Gayle Thomas is infectious with its Celtic music backing ever shifting patterns that have been handed down over quilting history.

Its synopsis reads: "A tribute to the unique and long-established art form of patchwork quilting, this abstract animated film uses computer and experimental techniques to choreograph quilt motifs and designs to music."


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