40″ x 30″
This art quilt “Journey” features a black fabric mosaic on a red background. The fabric mosaic is made of small pieces of black, gray, and brown fabric and some gold thread covered with netting and stitched down. Four red triangle “flying geese” are moving toward the lower right corner and are attached to the quilt with a red silk ribbon in the middle of each triangle so the edges are left loose and away from the background. Gold glass beads are hand sewn on top.
The background is made of maroon red squares layered on top of each other with raw edges exposed, and thin yellow edges. On the left side of the quilt three triangle “flying geese” are pointed up and are also attached to the quilt with a red silk ribbon in the middle again with their edges left loose. Below the black triangle is a piece of dark purple/brown taffeta that is attached in the middle but left loose at the top and bottom.
It is made of commercial and batik cotton fabrics and is fused raw-edge applique with black thread that was machine free-motion quilted which echoes the shape of the black fabric mosaic with the quilting lines 1/4″ apart. It has machine-couched black yarn that appear to be ripples and spread out the further away they are from the black fabric mosaic. It has a knife-edge binding and comes with a hanging sleeve and rod, ready to hang on a nail.
This quilt was included in the Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s “Best of 2017” show.
Pam Geisel is a fiber artist with an emphasis on art quilts. She lives and creates in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Her pieces have been included in invitation-only exhibits at The Dayton Art Institute, in Dayton, OH. Some of the regional exhibits that she has been juried into include shows at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH; the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, OH; the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, OH; the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY; and the Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, OH, where she won Best in Show in 2012 and another an honorable mention in 2015. Her art quilt “Lavender Diamonds” received an honorable mention in the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week, Lancaster, PA in 2015. She has been published in Art Quilt Studio Magazine in the Summer 2012 and Winter 2018 issues and was included in the book “Fly Me to the Moon: an Art Quilt Journey.” She’s taught workshops at the Visual Arts Center of Preble County, Eaton, OH and for the Miami Valley School’s Immersion Instruction.
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