Silk and cotton quilt
16" X 20" framed
“The New” is a quilt inspired by the Mission District of San Francisco, where I began designing quilts in 2005. I wanted to double and re-sample previous images, and to expand the geometric themes in my work. “El Nuevo” is a restaurant in the Mission that has a beautifully rendered sign. As a former graphic designer, I’m often attracted to old signage, especially hand-lettering or neon signage. They recall a bygone era in which all visuals were handmade; in this way, they are a nod to my own work, which is done by hand-cutting fabric and by hand-guiding the quilts under a sewing machine needle.