Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thoughts on Christmas

For today we looked for a quilt to share that would embody the Christmas message: "Peace on Earth".  We found what we were looking for in the work of Carol Bridges.

Can we sew peace by morning?, 53 x 60, by Carol Bridges, at Carol Bridges Art Quilts

In this evocative piece, the world is a quilt. The women quilters express their hopes and dreams for peace by working to hand-stitch the quilt together. Carol Bridges notes that the loving kindness represented by this vision is seen in women quilters everywhere. In fact, it is a common bond we all share as quilters.

You can read about "Can we sew peace by morning?" at Carol Bridges' online gallery, where you will find many art quilts that speak to your innermost desires and dreams. Her artist's statement reads: "Each of my quilts is designed to invite the viewer into a deeper relationship with the Self. If you meditate and visualize yourself entering the scene depicted in the quilt, you will find spiritual treasures waiting there."

Image credits and links:  The image is shown with the generous permission of Carol Bridges.  She creates original works of fabric art in her woodland studio in beautiful Brown County, Indiana. You can also read about quiltaway retreats at the Wild Grace classroom.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post--the wish that it expresses is certainly in my heart this season. And thanks for introducing us to the work of this quilt artist.


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