I acquired this screen print of Maasai warriors on my first trip to Kenya in 1984.
Eventually - with a bit of jazzing up - it found its way into a quilt when a bunch of us bought some fabric depicting Maasai ladies at the 2002 Quilters' Guild conference. We showed the results of our challenge at the next AGM.
Wallhanging. 60 x 100 cm. Machine pieced and quilted. 2003.
This quilt really does take me back to early days. I love maps and the map of Africa has always been my favourite - Bob's too - for obvious reasons.
Here I've used appropriately coloured African wax prints to follow the topography of the continent. The yellow Sahara desert fabrics came from an old pair of trousers Bob had made in Chad, I think. The scraps of blue fabric that depict the seas were off-cuts from a shirt I made for my brother David, who once lived in Botswana.
Wallhanging. 100 x 100 cm. Machine pieced and quilted. c.1992.