The Embedded DNA Storytelling of Heirloom Linens
Fabric Art Exhibition of 27 Pieces
An exhibition of 13 Quilted Pieces made from a single heirloom tablecloth with each section where a family member sat is made into a quilt that tells their story.An image emerges from the cloth and a narrative is appliqued onto the fabric that hangs from a a curtain rod around a dinner table adorned with three cups in “greeting mode” , a family bible, a domino game in progress and a statue constructed from items from The WhatNot Shelf. A “Floor-Quilt” welcomes visitors into the exhibition. During the exhibition visitors experience snippets of seven stories recorded over the years as they unknowingly cast shadows over the table as if to have disturbed a sitting place.
An Old Man’s Thoughts
Let The Tablecloth Speak: The Embedded DNA Storytelling of Heirloom Linens