Making a Statement


Have you ever been inspired to make a statement quilt? You’ve seen them – those powerful post-9/11 pieces or the incredibly affecting ones about Alzheimer’s disease. How about the political quilts –dramatic or humorous – that crop up around election time?

There’s a statement quilt in TQL’s August issue by Karen Reese Tunnell, and it’s a fascinating one. Beautifully rendered images of sea creatures affected by last year’s BP oil spill are camouflaged by the design of some amazing marbled fabric. Where’s Waldo meets ecological disaster. Oil on Water is one stunning quilt – you’ve got to see it.

Sometimes something happens and you just have to make a quilt about it.

Oil on Water, 20" x 52", by Karen Reese Tunnell
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