Thanks to my two talented and precocious grandsons my Face Value quilt was accepted into the LaConner Quilt Festival in LaConner Washington (October 3, 4 and 5). Had it not been for their incredible drawings this piece would not have as much power and charm. Their drawings inspired me to think about the question we often ask children: What do you want to be when you grow up? Working with the drawings taught me to respect the looseness of their lines, the simplicity of their vision and the dynamism in their dreams.
Some of the titles I added to the drawings are editorial in nature. Like: who ever plans to be an innocent bystander? or a man on the street?
If you are in the LaConner area please stop at the Festival show and let me know how the piece looks in person.