Monday, May 2, 2011
Shizuko Kuroha is an extraordinary lady. She is always smiling. The exhibition of her quilts was breathtaking. You could feel the soul that she puts into her quilts.
She uses old fabrics that bear many stories in them and Shizuko Kuroha wrote another page in their lives.
I am really sorry not to have better pictures of the quilts but I was so absorbed by their beauty that I did not pay attention to the quality of the photos.
Light and sparkling stars seem to illuminate the quilts.
Below is the model of the quilt I worked on at the class I attended. It was not a class about technique but about the approach of fabric, about expressing yourself, expressing your soul...pleasing your soul.
It is not something you really learn though, as it is something you will have to discover by yourself. But Shizuko pointed us the way, showed us which paths we could take but didn't give us the map... we have to find our own way into the forest of our feelings.
Shizuko keeps every tiny single piece of fabric into rolls for future creations.
I think I have found the courage to draw my own map of my quilting world and for that I want to thank Shizuko Kuroha.