Three of my quilts will be displayed in the Her Voice, Her Vision Women’s History Month exhibition at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225 from March 8th-April 3rd. The three quilts will also be for sale (each artist handles their own sale, so if you are interested in purchasing one of the quilts, please contact me directly.) Many thanks to Gallery Director Eric Birkin for all of his work in organizing and for accepting my quilts into the show.
Trio (17″ x 20″) was originally going to be a two color quilt, just the dark grey and light green. But the terracotta insisted, hence the name.
Going In Circles (21″ x 27″) is an improv circle study and the only quilt I’ve done using peppered cotton fabric which means that the warp and weft are different colors which adds a rich, dimensional feel to the fabric.
I made This Is Where We’re At (28″ x 32″) in the early days of the pandemic when with each new bit of devastating news came pundits and doctors saying that this was where we were.
I have finally added a section to this website about my quilts and quilting practice, including a section where you will find quilts for sale. The section will be updated periodically with information about new quilts for sale when available. The quilt tab above will lead you there!
Last week I had a wonderful time making a presentation to the Friendship Star Quilters in Gaithersburg, MD. I shared some of my poems about quilting (ask me about the demise of Sunbonnet Sue!) and talked about my quilt design process (with lots of quilts as illustrations). I also got a chance to do a brief demonstration of my modular improv quilt design technique with the help of a few intrepid members of the guild. I plan to teach a workshop on using that design method this winter. If you are interested in knowing more or would like to bring the workshop to your guild (by Zoom or in person), please let me know. Here are a few pictures from my presentations, many thanks to Michele Barnard for the photos.
I had so much fun participating in the Quilt Improv Studio’s Primary Colors quilt challenge which asked participants to make a quilt using primary colors plus black and white fabrics and to use the line as its primary element. It quickly became obvious to everyone participating that every choice of color and shape was important because there is no such thing as subtle in a quilt using that color palette and many of us intentionally drew on the work of artists such as Mondrian for inspiration, and a few of us thought of Lego creations. I was more in camp Lego with a bit of influence from Maria Shell’s amazing quilts that use lines as their primary element. It was a lot of fun seeing the work of other participants and chatting with some of them about our efforts. There is a blog post about the challenge here that includes several snippets from me (@stitches_and_stanzas) and here is a picture of my entry, “Primary Considerations”:
I am delighted to have 2 of my quilt-themed poems in the Maryland issue of Quiltfolk Magazine. The poems are “Anonymous Quilted” (along with a picture of the quilt by the same name and “Sunbonnet Sue”, an ever so slightly snarky homage to that enduring and endearing quilt block pattern. I also wrote a short guest piece for their “From The Community” feature talking about my own quilting. The magazine is print only, you can order the Maryland issue or order a subscription on their website.
I’m delighted that 2 of my quilts will be included in The Inner Loop‘s 7th Anniversary Celebration at 7:30 on April 20th. Join us and feast your eyes on some wonderful art while listening to a group of amazing authors. And cocktails, there will be cocktails. More info on how to join here.
Lucinda Marshall is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Inheritance Of Aging Self (Finishing Line Press,2021) and is the Founder of the DiVerse Gaithersburg (MD) Poetry Reading. In addition to being a writer, she is also an artist, quilter, and digital graphic designer.