Highs and Lows: Year 1
cotton fabric, batting, thread
hand pieced + machine quilted by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
14″ x 20″
Fitted with a hanging sleeve for wall display.
Making this mini quilt was one of the ways I coped with all of the lows (and some highs) during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. This quilt represents facts along with some aspects of how I felt during the first year of the pandemic. Starting March 18, 2020, I kept track of the temperatures at home. I then hand pieced a ¼” hexagon for each day’s “low” and “high” temperature, creating calendar rows each month starting at the bottom. I skipped the first 17 spots, representing March 18th as the first date. I pieced throughout the year, making a row every month. This quilt project ended exactly one year later.
I left the quilt edges jagged and fraught, a bit like how I felt throughout the year. The scale of working this small felt a bit insane at times, much like the times we were all living through.
• 2023: QuiltCon, Atlanta, Georgia