"Circles Within and Circles Without" ©2001
Art Quilt by Studio Artist Dottie Gantt

"Circles Within and Circles Without" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

Size 24" w X 47" h


Artist's Statement:

We all have our family circles, our circle of friends, acquaintances and people who are around us.  We speak of "what goes around, comes around."  We "go around in circles".  We have the "circle of life and death".  We have many circles within and without each of us. 


Techniques:  Pieced and free-motion quilted by machine.  The circle embellishments were created by crocheting, wrapping of cording, hand beading, and couching chenille thread.  Background fabric manipulated by "wrinkle pleating/crinkling" method.  Embellishments of beads and washers were added by hand.  The outside rough edges were folded under and stitched together.

I had fun creating the circles for this piece.  I used crochet skills I learned from my Grandmother Montgomery.  I played with wrapping drapery cording with all sorts of yarn and decorative threads.  From my husband's toolbox, I "borrowed" the brass washers.

Detail of "Circles Within and Circles Without" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

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Materials:  Commercial cotton fabrics, polyester batting, upholstery fabric used for the backing, crochet threads, drapery cording, tulle, and wool and rayon knitting yarn.  Surface embellishments of brass washers from the hardware store, wooden beads, metal beads, plastic beads, porcelain beads, glass beads, and seashells.  Metallic threads and rayon threads.

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