Monday, January 10, 2005
Robots and the Art of Quilting
If you live in the Chicago area, I hope you'll have some time to visit an exhibit named "The Feminine Face of Fiber," which is partially about robots. The "Female Cyborg Series" is a collection of robot-inspired quilts created by Kathy Weaver, a former teacher and painter. According to this article from Pioneer Press, in Glenview, Illinois, Kathy started to create quilts featuring robots about seven years ago, partially because "she is a longtime collector of '50s sci-fi memorabilia."
Admission is free and details are here. As Chicago is far from Paris, France, I doubt I'll see these quilts. But if you happen to see them, please let me know. In the mean time, check this overview for more details and images from some robot-inspired quilts.
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