Simply Read Too Much
- Size: 37" x 24"
- Pattern: Original
- Quilting: Machine & Big-stitch
Each year High Fiber Diet, an art quilting group in Portland, puts on a juried traveling show based upon a theme. The first year I lived in Portland the theme was “Simply Red”. I struggled with the idea until I came upon a plan to make my piece a pun. I included enough red in the piece to make sure I wouldn’t be disqualified by a literal juror, but had fun working with my second love, reading. Many of the books are ones I have loved, including My Memories, written by my mother, Margaret Rodrigue. Surprisingly, the books went together quickly while I got stuck when designing the setting. Nothing seemed to work. My son, Matthew, a trained artist, checked in on my progress weekly and suggested, prodded, challenged, annoyed and frustrated me to a successful outcome. I call him “Coach”.