Fabrics, recycled fabric items, beads, buttons, paint
Machine pieced, machine appliquéd, hand appliquéd using beads, hand embellished with beads and buttons, hand quilted and tied with embroidery thread
77 x 61 inches
Jane Cochran explains: "The imagery in Moonlight first appeared in an 18" quilt from a series of small works. I wanted to make a large version of the small quilt. I had to add more detail such as the birds perched on the walking stick and the Luna moths in the moon. The figure became patchwork rather than a solid fabric. The format changed from a square to a rectangle.
"My quilts are highly embellished with beads, buttons, recycled fabric items, and paint to enhance the narrative with a unique and personal texture. In Moonlight, I have used gloves and doilies plus lots and lots of buttons and beads. The background is painted canvas to which I have appliquéd the figure, moon, and other pieces using beads.
"My quilts are considered narrative because some of the imagery is recognizable. The quilt does not usually tell a particular story, but it is left to the viewers to see and translate what they will."
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