When John and I visited my family in Michigan, Mom and I spent the last afternoon at the Dennos Museum, which had a special exhibit of art quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust. Her quilts are incredibly intricate and detailed, and beautiful.
They don’t look much like what you might expect, though. From a distance you’d swear you were looking at paintings.
As you can see, she makes some still lifes and landscapes, like the desert scene above and this forest…
… but most of her quilts on display at the Dennos were abstracts.
I believe she was initially a painter, and a more traditional quilt maker, but began to merge the two forms of art, leading to one of the coolest aspects of her quilts: some of them incorporate a painted canvas that she’s cut up and quilted right into the larger piece. This one has a small square canvas in the upper left, and a larger rectangular one in the lower right:
But to me, the most wonderful part of these pieces of art to me was the intricate textures of canvas, cloth of all sorts, batting of various thicknesses, and of course the patterned quilting on top of it all. Amazing.
I’ve actually been meaning to go through these photos and write a post about them since July, but it’s taken a while to actually accomplish. I wish it hadn’t taken so long, but it did – and now that they’re up, I hope you enjoyed them!