8953 - Don't Worry, Spiders ($75.00)

8953 - Don't Worry, Spiders ($75.00)

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA

Width: 11.5" Length: 9"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Liberated free-pieced cottons and a variation of free motion quilting styles and off-kilter cut edges creates the balance of both yin and yang in this piece.

Artist Statement: I love the Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, a Japanese poet whose poem "Don't worry, spiders, I keep house casually" became the inspiration for this art quilt. I love the contrast of the perfection of a geisha, with the seemingly imperfect world of liberated piecing, quilting, housekeeping, and of course...the spider.

Dedication: To all of us who are "seemingly less than perfect", but who all deserve a space of our own in this world...a space where we are both loved, and appreciated for our unique perfection within.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $75.00 for the AAQI.