Sarah Ann Smith
Camden, Maine, USA
15" x 15"
Artist-carved lino-stamp (sun) and printing ink, artist-dyed cotton, batiks, MistyFuse, Superior Threads.
Lino-stamping, commercial stamps (letters), fusible applique, intense free-motion quilting.
StatementMore than anything, QuiltArt has been a source of friendship, camaraderie, sharing and learning. I love the saying from the Talmud "Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, Grow." I feel like the folks on the QuiltArt list have done that for me and so many others: we encourage each other to grow, to experiment, to play, to share. How much I have learned and how far I have come since I joined the list in 2002 just astounds me, and it is thanks to the people who are the heart and soul of QuiltArt.
The quilt depicts fifteen suns: the Earth completes a full circling of the sun each of the fifteen years. The sixteenth spot in the border reads QA @ 15. In the center, birds/angels whisper "Grow, Grow" to the grass.