“Relics” is a quilted wall hanging composed of hand-dyed cotton shapes fused onto a hand-dyed and screen-printed cotton background. It is machine quilted with both free motion and straight line stitching and is mounted on a stretched canvas.
“Relics” is a quilted wall hanging composed of hand-dyed cotton shapes fused onto a hand-dyed and screen-printed cotton background. It is machine quilted with both free motion and straight line stitching and is mounted on a stretched canvas painted black that is visible only from the sides.
Size: 12” H x 12” W
I start each quilt by selecting a palette of colors and fabrics and proceed intuitively and interactively, adding or removing fabrics and shapes until I’ve achieved a pleasing composition. I stitch these fabrics together, further modifying the design as I proceed. I add batting and machine quilt my work on a domestic home sewing machine using a wide range of thread colors to add texture, reinforce the composition, and provide an additional layer of interest. I generally use trilobal polyester thread, which has a sheen like that of rayon but is more lightfast. I hope viewers can enjoy the work as a whole from a distance and discover new delights when they come closer.
My mother taught me to sew. She made clothes that were always a bit different, a bit more interesting than the published pattern. I’ve taken her approach in my art, always experimenting, never drawing inside the lines. I was first exposed to art quilts in 1986, when I learned that quilts need not be for beds, that the colors and designs could be whatever you wanted. My formal education was in Political Science and Library Science and I worked in those fields for many years while I made art quilts in my free time. I have been a full-time studio artist since 2001. I learned to dye about that time, opening new avenues of experimentation and expression.
My work is sold at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, USA, and through my website and has been exhibited in local and regional shows in the Washington, DC (USA) area. I am a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Many of my quilts are in private collections.
One-of-a-kind. Signed by the artist.
Care and display:
The canvas has picture wire on the back and can hang from a standard picture hook. The quilt is attached to the canvas with velcro and can be detached if you prefer a different way to display it.
Dust or vacuum through a screen to clean. Avoid hanging in direct sunlight.
I ship wall quilts via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx within 1 week of payment. If you would like your purchase insured, please let me know as we cannot take responsibility for work lost in transit due to factors beyond our control. Insurance will be charged separately. Free shipping within the United States. Please contact me for the cost of shipping if you live elsewhere.
The quilt will be shipped by Floris from Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Floris Flam Art Quilts
I have made art quilts and other textile art since 1986. My work is abstract, but often suggests architecture, influenced by my childhood in New York City and by my travels. I love color, visual texture, and spatial ambiguity.