Ever since I began to teach myself to quilt, I have been most inspired by the simplest of bedcovers, which also has something to do with my deepest responses to art. The Simple Quilts offer a critical response to the complex relationship between minimalist art and utilitarian quilts common in 19th-century Quebec, Ontario and New England. more
The plainest of the woolen quilts from this era have worked their way into my being. Their geometric pieces, logically following the warp and weft of the fabric, are both striking and reassuring. It is not surprising that I also locate my appreciation for them in the works of Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhart, Ellsworth Kelly, and Mark Rothko.
Every once in a while, whether from a particular piece of fabric, or a deep desire for simplicity, I have made a simple quilt.