Mary Jo Bowers

Almost But Not Quiet
raw-edge appliqué and machine quilting
42 x 44 in.

Fabric and colors are delicious, exciting, tactile and energizing. They call for attention to be worked together in a new life. My goal is to tell a story in art quilts— abstract as it may be. Freeform organic and geometric shapes are arranged on whole cloth or pieced backgrounds to affect a mood or statement. I work intuitively having only an idea how the completed piece may look. The piece develops its own path and direction. If I try to frustrate that, chaos and confusion results.

© Mary Jo Bowers