>Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 03:51:28 -0500
>From: marcia m eaton <marciameaton>
>Subject: size matters
>To: digest <artsednet.edu>
>I think Brenda's discussion with her student about the size of quilts
>quilt panels is fascinating. I had not realized that minature quilts
>a special art form. Do they have a function? Are they meant, unlike
>"real" quilts, to be hung on walls?
>I would also like to know what you and your students think about this:
>Suppose they did make a miniature quilt instead of a regular size one.
>Would this "say somthing" about its relationship to regular quilts?
>hanging a little quilt about the environment on the school wall make
>other quilts, like the AIDS quilt? Would it say something ironic about
>quilt projects? about the environment? Is there someway to get the
>school involved in this discussion---e.g. put an article in the paper
>asking people how they would respond to a small vs, large quilt?
>Your students think it would be harder to do smaller panels. How about
>miniature portraits? Would they be harder than large portaits? Does
>size of a portrait matter as much as the size of a quilt?
>Thanks for the stimulating lesson! Best, Marcia
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