Linda Kim

by Allison Wilbur on November 9, 2019

Art Quilt by Linda Kim for Sister Artists Project for Quilt for Change and The Advocacy Project

For My Sisters

This was my sole project all summer long. Because my approach is improvisational, the process tends to be slow — especially so during summer with family plans and kids at home. I look forward to seeing all the completed quilts for the Sister Artists initiative. This is such a worthy cause, I hope the upcoming online auction is a great success.

I no longer buy fabric. I find plenty on the free tables at various guild meetings I attend. And in the materials I come across I sense real life stories — lots of scraps, of course, plenty of yardages as well, partially completed projects, new materials and tattered ones, too. Recycling is an important component of my art practice and I love knowing what I take from these free tables don’t end up in our landfills. As a result, For My Sisters art quilt is wonderfully scrappy. All fabrics were found including a red linen curtain used for binding and backing. The outer border of African batiks was repurposed from an abandoned project.

Of the found fabrics were a few cut squares of US patriotic prints with blue and white stars. I added a red heart (yes, cut from a found fabric) as a message of love, hope and friendship from folks in USA to the survivors in Mali.

Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand appliquéd, hand sewn binding and beading. Found fabric, sashiko thread, machine thread, beads, batting. 42.5h x 44w inches

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