I like quilt baggage.
The large scale - enough to cover a body, a family.
The weight of three layers.
The metaphor of protection.
The language of symbols, created by women.
and months of touching with the hand stitch
These add power.
Hildegarde of Bingen had visions in childhood and entered the convent at age 7.
Her work: Scivias, begun in 1142 documented 26 of her visions.
Barbara Newman identifies Hildegarde as the first Christian thinker to deal seriously and positively with the idea of the feminine.
A female mysticism.
the above text is from a page from one of my notebooks (1999) that is now cut up and is being stitched to the black wool in the photo. The idea to do this came to me in a dream.
These two cloths: part of my ongoing body of work dealing with my journals.