Manhattan Threads

Manhattan Threads

September 2005

36 X36 in

Hand dyed cotton,commercial cotton; hand inked and machine quilted

The distinctive design of the Chrysler Building is the jewel of New York's skyline and sets the tonefor the mixing of wild organic and starkly geometric elements that make up the texture of Manhattan. The Art Deco freize of an apartment building on the lower East Side provides another counterpoint to the straight lines of the skyscrapers. Despite the grey of steel, street and stone, the threads of New York's history inspire the imagination.

Quilt design Copyright © September 2005, Jeri Riggs