the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separated effects.
We are always intrigued by the innovative, out-of-the-box thinking that happens when our contributors interpret our journal topics. This was especially present when mini quilt makers collaborated for our collaboration challenge.
Treehouse by Jacqueline Laba @jacquelinelaba
“My quilt is a combination of a photo and my interpretation of it, a process I learned with my teacher/collaborator David Owens Hastings. It also implies a collaboration of humanity and nature in the relationship between trees and homes.”
Come Together by Christine Conrad Lane @modernlittleme
“The intent behind this quilt is to represent many different pieces or parts coming together as a whole and moving forward. I collaborated with my family on this because they have been my steadfast team all along, but I also consulted a peer and incorporated the techniques I’ve learned in the myriad of Zoom classes I’ve taken these past 18 months.”
Commixture by Amanda T. Wrobel @ACozyQuilt
“My husband and I worked together on making sure 70% remained neutral. I love how a color can accent an image; it can change how the image appears and combining the neutrals with bright colors always makes a great combination.”
Squircleby Colleen Tavenner @doubleoretreat
“After attending an online class with Brenda Gael Smith, I began to work on a collaboration combining the shapes of squares and circles. Wanting to combine traditional with modern in both construction, the ‘Squircle’ -part square, part circle- was born! Stay tuned for the next collaboration… the ‘Criangle.”
Hot and Cold by Emilie Trahan @mili.tra
“For the collaboration aspect, I asked my two-year-old daughter to pick pieces of fabric from the scrap bin, and then challenged myself to only work with those scraps. I tried to combine warm and cool tones and I wanted the flowing movement to evoke both fire and water.”
Opposites Attract by Julie Doy @birdiken & Eva Marie Evans @bijouxbaby
“Eva Marie Evans was inspired byCurated Quilts for the two of us to make this mini quilt as a demonstration of creative collaboration between two quilters with very different styles and areas of expertise. I enjoy precise piecing and curves while Eva Marie is a master of colorful wool applique and hand stitching. The sum is definitely greater than the contribution of either of us!”
You can find these mini collaboration quilts and more inCurated Quilts, Issue No. 18: Collaboration. Purchase your copy today!
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By Brittany Bowen Burton