Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2020 Artist

Diane Melms


In Jest

Fiber. Original textile construction created with artist hand-dyed and commercial cotton fabric, machine pieced, raw edge applique machine and hand stitched, layered with batting and backing and machine quilted.

40” x 29″


Honoring tradition and seeking innovation, I strive to push the quilt form into new territory. My intent is to depict ideas and experiences using color, shape, pattern, line and the careful configuration of these visual elements. Starting with a log cabin block, this amalgamation of shapes, patterns and lines is about tradition and transformation, memory and metamorphosis, reverence and revolution. The composition evolved on the design wall as I improvised various arrangements of shapes, adding patterns and linear details to give the piece a playful feeling.