Thru Venetian Glass
A remnant of hand block printed fabric bought in Venice had been pinned up in my studio for a long time. It was very worked-over, moody and elegant. The pattern is probably universal, a twice bisected circle within a square. From this influence came a full quilt, Sidewinder, and, no doubt, this one as well. Another element in the decisions on color and texture in this quilt was the availability of bleached batiks from Indonesia.
From the collection of Zaki and Marguerite Adbun-Nabi