Why enter stitched and bound?

Virginia O’Keefe says: I entered Stitched and Bound because I felt my style of quilt work didn’t really fit into other categories. Writing the artist’s statements helped me to focus on why what I had made was important to me as a quilting artist and how the all the elements of design need to be considered.

I make for me and not for exhibition, so when quilts are accepted I am pleased but wouldn’t be unhappy if I miss out. I think it is important to be confident in your ideas and process and just go for it. I have had two entries shown, in ’97 and ’14. Stitched And Bound is the foremost contemporary exhibition in Perth and allows us to freely display what might otherwise be left in a cupboard.SB06 SovereignBorders.jpg

Sovereign Borders by Virginia O’Keefe, 2014