Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2020 Artist

Susie Monday


On the Day You were Born, The Sun Flared

Textile collage, fused and stitched.

41.5” x 67″


Inspired by abstract expressionism and the book On the Day You Were Born by Debra Fraser, this digitally designed art quilt captures the essence of one line: “On the day you were born, the earth turned, the moon pulled, the sun flared, and then, with a push, you slipped out of the dark quiet …” The art work makes use of fabric designed with a children’s app on an iPad, then fused and appliquéd with additional fabric. It is then free motion quilted and hand stitched. The intent is to create a piece that immerses the viewer in the energy and movement of the moment and the surface.