Uplifted and Free

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About this quilt

This quilt was my art therapy during a difficult time. As I added each strip, I was uplifted and the joyfulness of are and of life began to return, and I eventually became “uplifted and free.” I wrote a poem about my experience with the process of creating the quilt - see below.

This is a very textural quilt with semi-precious beads and stones. The murky water strip at the bottom is my hand-painted fabric. The finished quilt is mounted on a fabric that is stretched over a canvas stretcher. It was professionally framed in a shadow box frame.

Exhibited at 

  • Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, Ohio, Invitational quilt exhibit, 2011


At that moment in time . . .

Circumstances murky and brown, void of feeling

Like buried precious stones, my soul is desperately seeking to see the light

Layer by layer, slowly emerging from the despair of the circumstances

My soul is steadily being lifted to the light, navigating through the obstacles

Breaking though, seeing the light, lifting higher

Colors are again rich and vibrant

Textures become tactile once more

My soul is finally free and joyful

It now glitters like gold in the light

I am uplifted and free!

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