Hot Stripes started out as one yard of Hollis Chatelain's dye-painted fabric.I embellished it with ribbons, yarns, and threads, following the starburst pattern of the painting. Then, of course, I cut the fabric up and sewed it together again, embellished it some more, added a few strips of hand-dyed gradations, added some buttons and tassels, put it in 3 sections, added the tabs at the top, and called it Hot Stripes.

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©2000       41" x 44"
Available for Purchase
Hot Stripes was one of only 14 quilts out of over 130 entries juried into the Charlotte, NC Mint Museum of Craft + Design's 'Quilts from the Carolinas' quilt invitational in 2002.

Materials: Hollis Chatelain dye-painted fabric, commercial ribbons, yarn and thread, buttons, hand-made tassels (thanks to Diane Wold for beaded tassel)

Techniques: machine applique of ribbons, couching, fusing, machine embroidery, tassels.

  Hot Stripes, along with most of the other quilts from the Mint Museum of Craft and Design show, is now hanging in the US Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala, as part of the Department of State's ART in Embassies Program. (From the Art in Embassies home page, click on Guatemala City from the drop-down menu to see all the quilts hanging in Guatemala).  
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