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The Common Thread

by Lauri Jones
Quilted textile with free motion stitching
22 x 20 x .25 in

Artist Statement

I am a quilt artist and my response to this challenge naturally emerges from my discipline. As I was designing and constructing this piece, I couldn’t help but reflect on the idea of a quilt as a metaphor for our community. Decatur is a diverse and vibrant city. Like a quilt, each piece (person) is unique and essential. We are stitched together by our individual and shared stories. Like a quilt, our assembled community is greater than the sum of its parts. This piece is a contemporary interpretation of the City of Decatur logo. The traditional craft of quilting combined with the modern design represents the history and future of our beautiful city.

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583 or [email protected]. Download the price list here.

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