Chawne Kimber, Completely Cauchy (quilter)
Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Date March 2018
Chawne's work is out of this world. I can't wait to chat with her -- about her art quilts, her NSFW (not suitable for work quilts), her life as a teacher, both of quilts and as a college math professor. She is extraordinary. Here are some of the quilts we talked about. But be sure that you go to her website, where she has so much more, including a blog.
Your academic/math life
When the Cotton is High exhibit, January 9-Feb 27, 2018
Word quilts: different techniques
Give a F*CK project (exercise your potty-mouths in textiles)
Get Woke, 2017
The One for Eric G, 2015
Bobby Dole Sings the Blues
Bobby does the Twist
Raspberry Barn, 2015
How many quilts do you make a year?
Steal this Quilt, 2014
Elegy for Mik, 2014
In Wedowee, 2014
Boys don't make passes (2nd version) 2014
The Quilt that Flicker Built, 2012
Word quilts: stop, oreo, bitch, princess
When I go backwards on your site - more traditional. How did you become an art quilter?
NSFW Quilts as political commentary, self-expression, self-reflection on identity, and challenging censorship. (NSFW = "Not suitable for work")
I love "scroll at your own peril"
Work with English Ph.D. student, Steven Ambrose and "Life as a picnic"
Quilts as exploring identity
Strategies for creating Word Quilts
Use of felt? in the words
Handwork versus machine
How many projects do you have going?
Creating quilts - is it different when you are creating ones for a show? Or is all your work amazing?
Being profiled in magazines - Quilting Arts (November 2017)
William Carlos William Poem
Podcast interview at WJRH (student-run radio station): "The House that Chawne Quilt"
"Stop the War" Quilt (and reproducing it)
Your denim Hexie project