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Blue Brain No. 15

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-6648

Essay about this quilt.

"My art quilts concern the human brain. Scans from today's imaging systems of the head, transformed in simulated biological facts, and worked out in textile fibers are my goal. I am developing and making different interpretations of brain studies and their images to get several examples like the sense of thinking in slices of fibers or some different proportions of bone, brain, skin, vasculature, muscle, etc. I am working in a series. I first started fiber work in 1982 with printing in reverse and batik techniques and in 1989 with traditional quiltmaking. After taking several seminars and workshops by Nancy Crow, Ned Wert, and other artists, I worked more and more with abstract versions and interpretations."

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection; Quilts and Health

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum; Quilts and Health

Michigan Quilt Project Number

13.0215

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number here

2013:83.7

What is the title of the quilt?

Blue Brain No. 15

When was the form filled out?

6/25/2014

Who made the quilt top?

Affolter, Regula

If you chose other, please describe how the quilt maker participated in the design.

SAQA

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Oekingen

Country:

Switzerland

Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.

2000-2025

When was the quilt finished?

2010

This quilt was made to be used as a

Art or personal expression; Challenge or Contest entry

Please explain other reasons why this quilt was made.

2011-2012, Exhibit Dates, SAQA Trunk Show

How is this quilt used?

Museum collection

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

12"

How long is the quilt?

12"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Gray; Orange

What is the best description of the quilt's condition?

Excellent/like new

If the quilt has an inscription, what type(s) of inscriptions are on the quilt?

Date

Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings.

rg 2010

What is the date found on the quilt?

2010

How was the inscription made?

Ink

If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

Front

What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?

Nontraditional or art

How many blocks are in the quilt?

1

What size are the blocks?

10" x 11 1/2"

Describe the style of the borders.

The block is adhered to a beveled cardboard mat creating a 2" wide, white border.

What types of fiber were used to make the quilt top?

Cotton; Silk

What types of prints were used to make the quilt top?

Hand-dyed

Describe any unique fibers used in the quilt top.

Organza, Thread, Gutermann Sulky and Mettler Arova mixed media, Freudenberg Vlies

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Machine Piecing

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Applique; Machine Applique

Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.

Printing

What construction technique was used to finish the edge of the quilt?

Unfinished/raw edge

How are the quilt layers held together?

Machine quilting

Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

It is a small quilt with an orange background and a gray vertical stripe on each side. In the center there is a face embroidered in black, orange, and red thread over brown fabric. The upper left portion of the face is embroidered with many colors of thread and extends beyond the head.

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Original to maker

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

2011-2012 SAQA Trunk Show; This is a Quilt!

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library, or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's city:

East Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who photographed this quilt?

Scanned by Beth Donaldson

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Affolter, Regul. Blue Brain No. 15. 2010. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection; Quilts and Health. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-6648. Accessed: 12/02/21