Reading the story of Iphigenia’s sacrifice at Aulis to placate Diana so that the Greek fleet could sail to Troy, I was inspired to make a quilt for her. For the quilting design I created a fleet of Greek triremes over the entire surface.
Hand dyed fabrics, fabric from Ghana and simple commercial cotton fabrics all work together to create the background for the hand-made bias tape designs in the foreground.
The quilt, signed with Joe’s embroidered signature, comes with a four-inch hanging sleeve, Certificate of Authenticity, and a custom cotton bag. Shipping and insurance are free to a domestic US address.
Joe Cunningham is an internationally known quilt artist, writer, teacher and lecturer. His quilts have been shown worldwide and are represented in the collections of major museums. He lives in San Francisco, working in his gallery/studio in the South of Market district.