Date of Award


Document Type


First Advisor

Ann Bartges

Second Advisor

Kristen Case


In this paper I will outline the process and inspiration behind my creation of a quartet of quilts, each one based on one season which serves as a reflection of my life growing up in Maine in those seasons. I will begin by examining the societal and personal experiences that have influenced my relationship with quilt making, before moving into discussing how the COVID-19 Pandemic changed these perspectives. Next I will examine the work of fiber artist Anni Albers and how her work was influenced by WW1 and her contribution to the feminist presence in the modernist movement, how her work inspired mine, and I will draw parallels between the rebuilding of Europe in a post WW1 world, and the aftermath of Covid-19. Finally I will discuss my own work and analyze my quilts.



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