Lizzie B

Tracy Arnold-Chapman's avatar Tracy Arnold-Chapman

Lizzie B. is an art quilt created in the traditional 19th century "Crazy Quilt" pattern. Pieces of fabric are added in seemingly random patterns. The work is further embellished with a wide selection of fancy embroidery, charms and trim. Given the challenge of making a "crazy" quilt, it only seemed natural to me to place Lizzie Bordon, arguably one of the craziest 19th century figures, to the center of the piece. The piece works together to evoke a feeling of a 19th century keepsake while creating a work that is fun and humorous, irreverent but not disrespectful.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Fiber Art
  • Width: 11 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 14 inches