Member Art Series at CAS ... Sandra Flannery


See below for Artist's Statement


Ponte Vecchio Reinterpreted
Gum Leaves

Artist Statement


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.

Sandra Flannery

The mission of Congregation Ahavath Sholom is to support a participatory, egalitarian, and inclusive Reconstructionist Jewish community. While recognizing the dynamic and evolving nature of Judaism in modern life, we engage with our traditions to inspire our ethical and spiritual growth. We encourage study, prayer, and celebration, education of children, and acts of caring and social justice.

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