Monday, January 01, 2007

Francelise Dawkins - Silkollages

One abstract quilt artist I admire is Francelise Dawkins. She perfected an abstract style she calls "silkollages." Have a look at the World Quilt Project she completed with a group of 45 children in Saratoga. The kids used 1,500 different pieces of fabrics from around the world to make four-panel quilt. I can't wait to see Francelise's 2007 creations!

1 comment: said...

It was nice seeing and reading about your and quilt. I did a book on the contributions of Afro-American designers and textile artists to the fashion business from 1850 to the present.

The book is called The Threads of Time, the Fabric of History. It has 38 profiles. I included a profile of the quilter Harriet Powers who lived until 1910.

The book is available at and from our website:
Please check it out.

good luck..Rosemary E. Reed Miller, tel. 202- 723-9007; 1532 Upshur St. NW, Wash., DC 30011
Good luck.