Since falling in love with the art quilting world more than a decade ago, I've seen thousands upon thousands of quilts. Despite the fact that each one is unique, I've noticed some themes and motifs that attract quilt artists repeatedly: nature, the sea, faces and memories of loved ones, and geometric shapes (especially squares and circles) are some of the most prominent.
Culture is another major inspiration for art quilters, and the culture of one country in particular stands out: Mexico. Rich with color, pattern, texture, and symbolism, Mexican culture is ripe for interpretation by art quilters, especially those with a mixed-media bent who like metal embellishments.
4 May 2010