Quiltart Quinceanero: Linda S. Schmidt

Linda S. Schmidt
Dublin, California, USA
15" x 15"


I hand painted the car and child on PFD fabric, then appliqued them to collaged (mostly Porsche) car advertisements.  Machine appliqued and quilted.


Our grandson, Tico, went through a stage of pushing things, including the Porsche.  This day, his Dad had dressed his hair in a Mohawk, and we found him determinedly pushing the Porsche, obviously with a future racetrack career in mind.  From QuiltArt came the idea for the background - not the garage, or the street, but racecars collaged and seen through a sheer dimly.  It's not so much the technique, as the urge to do more with the piece than portray a moment in time, to make it speak of the motivation behind the moment.