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Blue Brain No. 15

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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:

2013:83.7

Quilt's title:

Blue Brain No. 15

When was the form filled out?

6/25/2014

Quilt top made by:

Affolter, Regula

Describe the relationship to the quilt's maker:

SAQA

Where the quilt was made, city:

Oekingen

Where the quilt was made, country:

Switzerland

Time period:

2000-2025

When was the quilt finished?

2010

Why was the quilt made?

Art or personal expression; Challenge or Contest entry

Details about why the quilt was made:

2011-2012, Exhibit Dates, SAQA Trunk Show

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

12"

How long is the quilt?

12"

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Gray; Orange

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Type of inscription:

Date

What is inscribed on the quilt?

rg 2010

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

2010

How was the inscription made?

Ink

Describe where the inscription was found:

Front

Describe the quilt's layout:

Nontraditional or art

Number of quilt blocks:

1

Size of quilt blocks:

10" x 11 1/2"

Border description:

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

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Cotton; Silk

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Hand-dyed

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

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

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique; Machine Applique

Describe any unusual techniques used to make the quilt top:

Printing

How is the binding made?

Unfinished/raw edge

Quilting techniques used:

Machine quilting

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

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.

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Original to maker

Exhibitions where this quilt was 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 was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who photographed this quilt?

Scanned by Beth Donaldson

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: 05/17/22