The HeART of the Matter

The HeART of the Matter

The HeART of the Matter by Lu Peters, 2006

Collaged elements of geometric prints, heart-shaped batik motifs and tree ring printed fabrics are assembled using a raw edge appliqué technique. Hand stitching and machine quilting emphasize the positive and negative shapes. Embellishments include electrical salvage materials, beads, and Swarovski® crystals. After quilting, the piece was roughly laundered to intentionally fray the edged of the cloth.

This quilt reflects a dark and turbulent period in my life that generated a transformation in my thinking about the power of love, family and the role of art in my daily life.