When she's not sewing, Martha finds inspiration in photography,
puzzles, cooking, and dancing. She lives in the Boston area with
her husband and daughter.
- Amish Quilts
- Beth Carney
- Latter day Rennaissance painter with a
remarkable imagination and a sense of humor to boot.
- M. C. Escher
Quilts of Gee's Bend
- I saw an exhibition of these quilts
at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) in August 2005. What struck me
most was the amount of time and artistic thought that went into these
quilts, although the quilters were limited by time, money, and need.
Jessie T. Pettway and Annie Mae Young, in particular, use color in
interesting ways; Nettie Young's quilt
Way" tricks the eye with its contrasts and composition.
- Andy Goldsworthy
- Sculptor of nature.
- Michael James
- His early
fascinated me when I first saw it at the Renwick Museum. It's a
symphony of color, in which tints and hues flow through each other,
changing each other in the process. Technically, his quilts are
mind-boggling: it's impossible to tell by looking at the corners
whether the straight or the curved lines were sewn first. In the
1990's, James started using a fabric printer to incorporate digital
images, and his style changed dramatically.
- Moroccan Tiles
- Preraphaelite painter, designer of textiles, and
founder of the Kelmscott Press.
- Hilary Scott
- Surrealist sculptor.
- Erin Wilson