Recycled Love

Good Morning to you all, here is an update to the 03/29/18 post Recycled Love (“What’s On My Lap” and Artist Statements, Part III) .

I finished the piece made from recycled textiles (clothing, home decor, manufacturing samples, hand-dyed silk samples, etc.) for our local art group’s annual show with the theme “The Threads that Bind” – Recycled Love. The 03/29/18 post provides details of the 8 types of recycled fibers that are contained in the piece and my musing on writing the Artist Statement for this piece.

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Recycled Love (2018) by Tierney Davis Hogan

Here is my finalized Artist Statement for the piece:

The first law of thermodynamics states that the total amount of energy in a system cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. A quilt is made from changing the existing “love energy” from the quilt maker’s heart into a pieced textile; ultimately recycling that love energy into the quilt’s recipient heart

I think this piece is a better option than those materials ending up in a landfill.


Postscript

My long time blogging buddies really inspire me such as Claire @knitNkwilt with her social justice and charity works, Cindy @inastitchquilting (A Quilter’s Corner) with the inspirational quotes she posts, and Melanie @catbirdquilts with her insightful musings.

I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness lately. With all that is going on in our world, each day I think about intentionally filling my heart with as much kindness and empathy as it can hold.

I came across this simple quote a week or so ago. I do not know who to credit with it so I will just post it as I found it:

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I cannot give everyone in the world who is hurting a quilt but I can send them some virtual “recycled love” from my heart.

 

17 thoughts on “Recycled Love

    • tierneycreates says:

      Thanks and I am still laughing over the Kiwi dress in your post – you could recycle that into something interesting (that is if you do not decided to wear it to a special festive event!) 🙂

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      • crawcraftsbeasties says:

        Ohhhhhh, I’m not sure I could take the kiwi dress apart… Even though I have kept it for 20+ years (eeeeeek!) I’ll probably hold onto it a little while longer! I think the design might make a fun throw pillow or something though – I might have to crack out the sewing machine later for some experiments! 🤔

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