Member Art Series at CAS ... Sandra Flannery
See below for Artist's Statement
Ponte Vecchio Reinterpreted
I learned to quilt in 2000 when we bought our house in the Berkshires. When I quilt I enter a zone of deep concentration and focus. It is as though the quilt has a voice and chooses the fabric colors, the borders and the design of the quilting that it wants. I love bright colors and contemporary designs. Baby quilts that I have made are eye popping: none of the sweet pinks, blues and yellows. If I am not making a contemporary design quilt, I am usually focused on the natural world- quilts that imply flora and fauna. Hand quilting is too slow for me although I greatly admire those whose needles do such fine work. I am a machine quilter and love to use multicolored threads and free form quilting designs. My quilts are not for sale because each feels like a real part of me. They are gifted to friends and family for very special occasions.