Harpswell Caprice

Harpswell Caprice, 39-1/2″ wide x 44″ high

This hand-quilted wall hanging showcases the exuberantly dyed and patterned work of Maine artist Mary Brennan. Chunky, free-form spirals and trapezoids contrast with tiny, precise stitchery to make the surface dance.

Quilt photography by Douglas Sandberg.

These photos show what Mary’s dyed fabrics looked like before I got my hands on them.

A week’s worth of dyed fabric from a  workshop at Haystack
A week’s worth of dyed fabric from a workshop at Haystack

To me, Mary’s dyed fabric was saying "Quilt me, quilt me!"
To me, Mary’s dyed fabric was saying “Quilt me, quilt me!”
Fabric detail, before it went into the quilt
Fabric detail, before it went into the quilt
Fabric detail, before it went into the quilt
Fabric detail, before it went into the quilt