Project Description

Flower Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala
2009, 64″ W x 46″ H

On Market Day, Guatemalan women bring offerings of flowers, fruits and incense to the church steps in Chichi’s central plaza.

Awards: ‘Flower Market’ was awarded Best Quilt in the World, 2009, at the Mancuso Brother’s Best Quilts of the World competition; it also won First Place Art: People, Portraits and Figures, at the 2010 Houston International Quilt Festival.

Technique: This is another fabric and tulle collage quilt using woven Guatemalan fabrics and recycled hand embroidered belts, plus some batiks. A tulle overlay was applied and stitched, trapping everything in place. Faces were traced onto white cotton from photographs, then enhanced with colored pencils and permanent markers.