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"Shuck The Patriarchy" hand appliquéd improv oyster quilt

"Shuck The Patriarchy" hand appliquéd improv oyster quilt

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This original art quilt was made for and juried into the 2024 QuiltCon Fabric Palette Challenge category! It measures 40 x 40" and features 40 improvised and needle-turn appliquéd oysters, each of which is comprised of the 6 fabrics in the fabric challenge palette. 

Photos show 1) outdoor lighting, 2) indoor convention center lighting (at QuiltCon in Raleigh), 3) me and my brother posing with the quilt at QuiltCon, and 4) the artist statement I submitted with the quilt.

Pre-order a fine art giclée print of a digital illustration of this quilt here.

Artist statement: "I earned my PhD in Ecology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and studied oyster reef restoration and Pamlico Sound and the Chesapeake Bay for my dissertation. When I first saw the challenge palette for QuiltCon2024 in North Carolina, I envisioned a pop art-inspired oyster quilt as a finished product. With this quilt, I sought to highlight the spectacular diversity in the Eastern oyster shape and form using needle-turn appliqué. Each of the oyster blocks is completely improv-designed and pieced, but is an abstract interpretation of one of the thousands of oysters I shucked--and photographed--for my dissertation research. I used a single piece of all 6 challenge fabrics in each block to create 40 unique oyster blocks. Oyster is NC oyster month, and I made this quilt during the month of October 2023."

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