"Housetop"

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2004
Cotton
80 x 72 inches

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Nancy Pettway articulates the relationships between quiltmaking and construction: “l say a quilt is like a house—when you design a house, you make in your mind how your house design to be. When you start on your sewing machine or using your hands, you bring in your mind just how you want your quilt to look, just like how you want your house to look.

Nancy Pettway articulates the relationships between quiltmaking and construction: “l say a quilt is like a house—when you design a house, you make in your mind how your house design to be. When you start on your sewing machine or using your hands, you bring in your mind just how you want your quilt to look, just like how you want your house to look. And when you get through, it come out in a design, whether it has squares in it or triangles or oblongs, or whatever design you have that you want it to be like. Like you want to put your rooms together in your house, you want to know just how many rooms, from your living room to your kitchen or your bathroom, and you put all your pieces together on your quilt.”