Excerpt - Piecing it all together
by Jessica Bryce Young
February 21, 2018
"Among those in the know, quilting has shaken off its once-fusty image.
"One of the biggest biases I face is just the concept of a quilter," says Orlando quiltmaker Sarah Lauzon. "What do you picture? An elderly woman in a rocking chair? Long prairie dresses and a circle of women sewing on a frame? Today's quilters are a wonderfully diverse group of artists."
Indeed, quilting is making the leap that ceramics once did: It's now considered an art as much as a craft, a medium that is as creative as it is utilitarian – often more so. "[Modern quilting] is work that both expresses emotion and results in a tangible, creative piece of work," says Debra Jalbert, another Central Florida quiltmaker..."
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