Simi Valley, California www.lorisbogue.com
1. Did the change in dimensions present any specific challenges for you? I enjoyed the size change. It didn't present any challenges for me.
2. Describe your design area, specifically your work table: what is the best thing about it? Years ago I sold a collection of blue Wedgwood Jasperware my aunt left me and used the proceeds to buy a large cutting table with drawers and folding leaves. The best part is the height and surface area, and the fact that I can fold the leaves down if I need to. I also have a large piece of flannel-covered insulation as a design wall.
3. What set this quilt apart from other recent projects you have been working on? I've been taking art classes recently, so I used paint on this quilt, something I hope to do more of in the future.
4. When you get “stuck” how do you deal with a “design block”? How do you overcome it? To get over a block, I look through my digital photographs for inspiration. Or for a themed exhibit such as this one, I might search the Internet for ideas related to the definition of the theme.
5. Do you work on single or multiple projects at the same time? I work on a single project at a time; however I do have an inventory of unfinished pieces!
6. What do you hope people take away from your work? I hope that people remember our Founding Fathers and the sacrifices they made in order to form a new country.
7. What are the best parts of working on an art quilt: What are your least favorite parts? The best part for me is trying to incorporate a novel technique into my artwork, or to let a technique inspire an idea. My least favorite part is adding a label and a sleeve!
8. What art/quilt-related organizations do you belong to? Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and a group of eight women who meet six times a year to share our art and art quilts.
9. Do you have a preferred color palette? Why? I love green. There are more variations of green than any other color. That's probably why I love it.