Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Exhibit Favorite

Phil's Temple by Holly Kreag

The 2010 Breaking Traditions exhibit may be small but it is mighty. There are many many touching and beautiful quilts this year. It was difficult to choose just one. But Holly Kreag's quilt, Phil's Temple, has emerged as the 2010 Exhibit Favorite.

Here is Holly's artist statement: This quilt is dedicated to my nephew, Phil, who was recently diagnosed with autism. He lives in Japan, and visited me in the U.S. last year, just prior to his diagnosis. At the time, he repeated almost everything that was said to him. He has since progressed and moved out of the repeating phase. I wrote a haiku (a Japanese poem) about my memory of his visit. Creating this quilt was a comfort to me, and made me feel closer to Phil.

The haiku that is on Holly's quilt reads:

Repeats what you say
Not sure what he's thinking, but
answers your questions

Congratulations to Holly for being chosen as the Exhibit Favorite and to everyone that participated in the 2010 show! More picture to follow soon!