Collecting Stories consists of five quilts that incorporate 64 original one-of-a-kind prints and lots of paper and thread.
The series celebrates activities that we choose to spare time for that are initiated for pleasure and enrich our lives without concern for financial compensation. This series is also my homage to hobbyists whose commitment and accomplishments I feel is unfairly dismissed as “amateur” precisely because they are not concerned with monetary gain. We should not discount their developing techniques and often life-long learning that follows their passion, nor their financial contributions. If it was not for scrapbookers, for instance, I would never have had the variety and affordability of designer papers to work with, or an audience that understands what it takes to make these paper quilts. Collecting Stories is my thank you to your passion in its purest form. Just for the love of making is admirable.
For more information, please go to my website at: http://juliemcintyre.org/gallery/collecting-stories-new