Thursday, August 9, 2012

non excusat

Ignoratia legis non excusat.
Ignorance of the law is apparently no excuse, but where quilting is concerned, it sure can be freeing!
Quilting, like any art form, cannot be contained within rigid walls or borders, no pun intended. In fact, it flourishes even in the absence of traditional material, and historical pattern. Think of the quilts of Gee's Bend. Colour and pattern, value and composition; these are elements that quilters humbly employ, their sum greater than the parts, and we as artists are neither above rules, nor bound by them.

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