Old Dyes, New Quilts
by Lucy Diggs

A stunning book of the quilted creations of Lucy Diggs, a personal expression of textile beauty as well as a glimpse into the history and meaning behind the patterns. (The early days of quilting sprang from necessity, community and love. Nothing went to waste so it was natural that fabric from your husband’s old shirt or a worn dress was the source from which snippets were sewn together to create warmth for the children. And then, the satisfaction of seeing a quilt that you made with your own hands and you made it out of nothing. Lucy takes you on her journey of the creation of a quilt, it’s beauty, complexity, and symbolism.) Being an artist and adventurous soul, Lucy takes us with her in the process of treating the fabric and dying it with all natural ingredients. A truly beautiful read, vicariously experiencing the labor of love that these quilts represent, enhances the visual impact of her creations.

Cattle Track Press 2005
Cattle Track Arts and Preservation
Quilts images printed on Somerset Velvet acid-free rag paper using Epson Ultrachrome inks on and Epson 9600 printer by Carlos Mandelaveitia
Text by Lucy Diggs, printed in Times Roman type on Mohawk 105g paper using a Phaser 7400
Hand bound in hardcover with an Indigo colored fabric containing fourteen (14) original quilt images plus details

Limited edition of ninety-five (95) copies with five (5) artist proofs

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“This project was supported in part by funding received from the
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.”

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