Monday, June 16, 2014

Novel about an art quilter

By Joshilyn Jackson  the novel THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING features a main character who is an art quilter. Her artistry was based on MY work that Joshilyn admired.  She commissioned an art quilt which was described in detail in the book. Of a bride, who uses recycled materials with bizarre embellishments like her child's baby teeth hidden in Victorian shoes! I got model teeth from my dentist to fulfill that particular request!  The author sent me the description before the book was even finished.  The headress had to be detachable because Joshilyn was taking it on tour for book launchings! I bought a wedding dress at the Salvation Army which is reborn as the subject's dress. I also did a dozen framed post cards for her which I believe she gave as gifts to certain people.  Here is the quilt. Also a couple of the post cards.

Joshilyn gave me a nice write up in the acknowledgements section of the book. It was a real honor to be remarked upon in this way. I felt sort of immortalized! haha.





4 comments:

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Pamela, the quilts are wonderful and the book sounds really good! Thanks for sharing this exciting news!

KAM said...

Just found the book in my local library catalog and ordered to read...The photo of the quilt is great (enlarged so I could take a good look!)

B. Garner said...

Way cool Pam... missed this story anywhere but her and now. I will have to get a copy to read...there you are working away in the studio and creating awesome commission work...Hope your summer is going well! Awesome new members contribution to SAQA!!! Great job...
Bethany

Eleanor Levie said...

So next I expect the novel to be made into a movie, and guess who oughta play the part of the art quilter?! And both of you will become international stars, and fabulously wealthy, and you will use your new-found celebrity with the general public to promote art quilting as a legitimate art, and....