Quilting Generations

When considering entering an upcoming themed event (Patchwork of Our Past), the first thing that came to my mind was quilting.   Quilting has become a common way for American women to express creativity and artistic expression, passed down from one generation to the next.  It is through this support that I think of my mother and grandmother, and the thought of quilting generations came to mind.

When starting this painting, I imagined sitting on a comfortable couch (with good light), needle and thread in hand and forming the outside hemmed edging of a pieced patchwork quilt with my mother and daughter, perhaps using pieces of an old favorite blue dress…

Oil on 16×20" canvas.

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Laura G

About Laura G

Hello and welcome to my American Artist site!  I'm a forty-something artist and mother of two... I've began taking painting classes in December 2006, and I enjoy working with oils, watercolor, mixed media and acrylic.  I've won a few local awards and one national award (in oil painting).

When I can I love to go scuba diving, camping and traveling.  I also enjoy photography, creative writing, stimulating conversations and great music.  More than anything else I enjoy art, viewing, participating in, studying and sharing ideas! I try to keep pushing myself to get better, try new things (even outside my comfort zone - like acrylic - lol).  I feel that we learn and grow and add new aspects to our work when we try new/different mediums.

Please feel free to leave comments on my art pieces... I'd love to hear from you.  :)