Monday, April 5, 2010


I was going through some photos this morning and ran across these.  I took them at the Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon in December of 2007.

They were the inspiration for my quilt Reflection which is now touring with Quilt National 2009.  I didn't try to interpret the photos literally, but the mood of the photos informed my work.  Those ripple-y reflections in the water were the reason I chose the cretan stitch for the handwork, or handwerk, in my case.  I need to remind myself:  possibilities are limitless.  Look around, where ever you are, every day.  You never know where you'll find the next inspiration. (Quilt photos by Mark Frey.)

1 comment:

  1. I love those photos. What kind of camera do you have.