Event Dates

June 12 - June 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Joe Cunningham’s “Subjects & Objects” Workshop.

I make quilts with a subject instead of with a pattern. My techniques are simple enough for anyone to do, so the idea is to use them to address significant subjects. To make art you have to forget worrying about what it is going to look like and instead think about what you want to do. It is the starting point of the quilt. I start with the idea that I am going to make a six foot square about…something. It might indeed be the way cattails look in the snow…or my reaction to hearing about the Higgs Boson, or a modern inversion of a traditional design. It is not enough to think about making a quilt about “politics.” You must make it about something specific, like an attack on a boat. Narrow it down. One thing is all you get. That is what this class is about.The difference between a subject and an idea.  What we want to avoid is the general, in favor of the specific. The general, such as war. The specific such as what happened to one soldier’s toes…tank tracks made into quilting designs over daisies…a design made of the increase in the number of battle fronts in the last twenty years.

Ticket Price: $350

Supplies included with fee! Email info@108contemporary.org for any questions.