Quiltart Quinceanero: Carole O'Brien
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Carole O'Brien
New Castle, Colorado, USA
BINARY BEE
15" x 15"

Techniques/Methods

Materials: Hand-dyed silk and cheesecloth, commercial batik, computer parts, beads.
Techniques: Screen printed, stamped, fused, hand embellished, machine quilted.

Statement

Just as contemporary quilters have adopted new materials and techniques to make art quilts, we have also adopted new technologies for meeting, socializing and sharing ideas.  QuiltArt has given us a virtual meeting place - a modern quilting bee.  Binary bits and bytes fly through the Ethernet carrying pleas for help, inspired ideas, celebratory happy dances and consoling reassurances.   I find it wonderful that an art form with such traditional roots thrives in such a high-tech world.