Piecing was presented at The Sugar Space in Indianapolis in July of 2018. The work was part of Roll Call, a multidiscplinary curatatorial project by Bryn Jackson, Jenn Cooper, and Christine Shallenberg.
Peicing is an installation and live performance showcasing historic, inherted quilts.
"Peicing" refers to a quilting term describing the process of bringing peices together into a pattern. The performance animates the quilts in a series of arrangements and physical action.
About the quilts:
The brown and blue broken dishes quilt, the orange granny-square sewn on point quilt and the pink geese-on-the-pond quilt were originally made by Ms. Bryant in the late 1800's in Villa Grove, Illinois. They are made out of leftover pieces of fabric from making clothing for people. Ms. Bryant had a daughter, Harriet Bryant, whom Amelia's grandfather took care of. Amelia's mother inherited these quilts, they were in disrepair and falling apart. She restored and completed them, giving them backings and borders.
The small wedding ring quilt was given to Amelia's grandmother by her niece who is an antique dealer in Illinois. It was made either in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
The white quilt with triangles is a pattern Amelia's mother created based off a lone-star quilt repair in which she had to match vintage fabrics with contemporary ones. She completed it around 2010.