Take a look…is it a quilt or is it art?
Looks like a Log Cabin Quilt, right? What about this one…
Here’s one mixing things up a little…
We could keep going and going thanks to Luke Haynes and his little collection of 50 Log Cabins known as, The Log Cabins of Donald Judd. Of course, this begs the question: Who is Donald Judd? And there is where our journey begins. Donald Judd, the minimalist artist, created an installation called, “100 untitled works in mill aluminum, 1982-1986”, made up of 100 shiny aluminum boxes all the same size. This so inspired Luke that he began sewing and sewing and sewing until there were fifty 90″ x 90″ log cabin quilts.
Meet Luke Haynes…
Make that 50 quilts and one shirt!
Luke makes quilts, quilts like Grandma did, from old clothes and bits of discarded fabric, any fabric (he’s not as picky as Grandma). If Luke showed up at the Barefoot Quilt Guild meeting to work on Elsie’s latest butterfly quilt, he’d fit right in.
But Luke isn’t just in it for the quilts, he wants to change your space, alter your reality, and give you a breathtaking experience.
His artistic goal reads as follows:
“To blur the distinction between function and art and alter the way objects and space are perceived.”
In true architect fashion, he sculpts space with quilts. Whether it’s his first project that weighed in at 7 feet tall by 10 feet wide or the mammoth effort of 50 quilts, Luke asks you to experience quilts in a whole new way – which is exciting!
You can learn more about about Luke Haynes at lukehaynes.com. Be sure to check out his blog and read about his creative journeys.
Be sure to catch his exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah 2018.
Don’t miss the opportunity to study with Luke this fall…
Join world-renowned quiltmaker Luke Haynes for a trip through his artistic history. Learn about his influences and the processes he uses to move his work from idea to reality. Also see slides of sweet quilts and hear a joke or two.
Clothes to Quilts: Create a Quilt Top From Clothing
Use clothing and work organically to create a small quilt top. Luke will walk you through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct your fabric into something greater than the sum of its parts. Work with abstract forms and learn how to harness fabrics that may be a little outside of the box.
Studio Innovation: Gain New Skills and Confidence in Your Work
Join Luke Haynes in a workshop geared to help you improve your own studio practice. Work through hands-on projects and work out easy design prompts to help you build confidence in your own studio. You will leave class with skills you can use to create your own patterns and new found confidence in your work.
That Tricky Fabric! Making Your Fun Fabric Work
We all have at least one stashed piece of fabric that we are holding on to for a special occasion or don’t know how to use. Why not let this class be it? Take out those pieces and use them in fun designs that we can all learn together.