On Sunday, Alicia Merrett gave a presentation on this amazing art form.
If you missed the event you can view the recording here.
The word ‘quilt’ tends to evoke images of bed covers. That is the purpose for which quilts have traditionally been made. However, from the 1960s onwards a strong movement developed, first in the US, and then in the UK and throughout the world, of Art Quilts which are designed to hang on the wall – textile ‘paintings’ where the artwork is layered and stitched.
Alicia Merrett has been an art quilter for over 20 years and her work has been, and is, exhibited in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Israel. She is known for her use of strong colour; textile maps are one of her best known series. Currently she is creating digital designs which are then printed on fabric and stitched.