I first came across Joe's work quite serendipitously. As often happens, I was searching for something online and stumbled upon something else that peaked my interest.
Joe's article on 'freehand quilting' struck a cord with me. I love the carefree approach to handquilting that he describes. And i discovered that is also the way he approaches quiltmaking in general ~improvisationally and spontaneously.
I attended his lecture at the festival and later had a chance to meet him as I was admiring the special exhibit on his life's work.
Here are some of my favorites of his:
|Title: The Time To Quilt|
I love the way Joe makes use of bias tape in his quilts (I WILL be trying that one day!):
|Title: The Cunningham Line|
|Title: Patchwork Quilt|
|Title: Circular Logic|
This next quilt was my favorite of all. It reminds of a child's drawing. It embodies the carefree and spontaneous way children create.
|Title : "Susan McCord In My Time Machine"|
Best quote from Joe's lecture: "What is my quilt going to look like? I'll know it when it's done!"
Nice to meet you Joe!