Image of "Joyful Motion" quilt by Erin Martin


Artist Statement: I enjoy making quilts based on photographs. I love starting with a pile of fabric scraps and watching the image take shape piece by piece. When looking for inspiration, I came across a photo of a friend's daughter swinging towards the camera, wind in her hair, a big smile on her face, and I thought it perfectly captured joy in motion.

Materials & Techniques: Fusible appliqué, commercial and hand-painted fabric, free-motion quilting. Based on a photograph by Cecilia Coleman; used with permission.

Dimensions: 20"W x 32"H