Queen size, 85" x 92"
Price upon request.
Five years ago, Denyse made a pilgrimage to the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village in upstate New York. “I was struck by the raw beauty in the empty, decaying interiors that were awaiting restoration.” said Denyse. Inspired by the knocked out doorjambs, random linear gashes in the walls that exposed ribbons of lath, and cream on cream layers of plaster, Denyse visually translated these observations into the minimal piecing design featured in this collection.
“The palette I selected for these quilts suggests a sense of faded beauty and things fallen out of use.” says Denyse. “I chose a base of parchment, and trimmed it with accents of somber colored fabrics.” She continues, “I wanted these fabrics to suggest old bits of clothing that one might find folded up and wrapped in tissue paper, tucked away in a hidden trunk.” These accent fabrics have rich texture and flashes of intense color, such as lace with metallic thread running throughout, or embroidered linen. Her Mt. Lebanon series was recently exhibited at Ralph Pucci International in NYC.
Denyse draws her quilting lines by eye, not by measure. The lines are then hand-stitched by women of the Amish community in Minnesota who have been collaborating with Denyse for 15 years. Denyse studied graphic design at RISD and as been designing and making quilts for over a decade in her studio located in a historic factory building in Bridgeport. She has been published in hundreds of distinguished magazines and newspapers worldwide including The New York Times Magazine, TIME and People Magazine.