Converging Lines

When exhibits have been at the Sheldon Art Gallery on the University campus which are about quilts, some of them have been marvelous shows featuring the quilts of Gee’s Bend. There are numerous books available, too, which show the many quilts created by the African Americans over the century who lived and live there. One striking feature of some of the quilts is the “L” shape. So, when I doodled the block for this quilt, I noticed that it had “L”s, too. Maybe on an unconscious level I was telling myself that I, too, wanted my quilts to be famous like theirs were. But more importantly, I think I was telling myself that I hope my quilts have value to a person’s soul as their quilts did in spite of their poverty to have to use whatever they could find for their beautiful creations.