Saturday, May 23, 2015

SAQA Central Canada member KIT VINCENT accepts McCarthy Award at Quilt National, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio...


CHAOS 3, Kit Vincent

Many congratulations to Kit and we hope she is enjoying her stay in Athens, Ohio and the SAQA Symposium this weekend as Dairy Barn activities around QUILT NATIONAL begin this morning.

Kit is living in Ottawa and continues to design award winning quilts in her studio. She next heads to the Crow Barn to study ELEMENTS OF DESIGN and COMPOSITION with  renowned painter/designer and former art quilter, David Hornung this summer along with hubby Paul. Have a great time Kit...

Kit Vincent
Chaos 3 ©KV
59 by 59
Cotton, silk, dye, cotton batting, cotton and silk thread, cotton backing. Nine 20″ panels, machine pieced, appliqu├ęd, machine quilted.

Artist’s Statement: In 1972, Edward Lorenz asked: does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? Chaos theory describes systems that are predictable for a while and then appear to become random. The flapping butterfly wing represents a very small change in a pattern of behaviour initially…however this can cause a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wing at that time, the systematic pattern might have been very different.
For those of us who work improvisationaly, when a meaningful prediction cannot be made…is the pattern random?