Joy Lily

The tradition of creating a series of 100 related art works goes back at least to 1830’s Japan where several blockprint artists competed to create 100 views of local sights. After hearing Sonia Philip speak about how and why she sewed 100 dresses, Joy got an itch to create 100 of something herself. When the San Francisco Quilt Guild requested small quilts for premature babies at Kaiser Hospital, she quickly whipped up a few 24” x 24” quilt tops. What fun! She challenged herself to make 100 quilt tops and see what the process could teach her. By the ninth quilt, she realized that this was also a design project.

See the quilts and hear about the trials and victories of Joy’s quilting journey.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Those not attending in person can register for the meeting here.

More About Joy

Joy’s art falls into the category “surface design.” She is a silk painter, dyer, quiltmaker and fabric printer. Her choices of imagery come from a deep respect for and fascination with the natural world. She is continually surprised and delighted by the astonishing variety, beauty and fecundity of life around us. Shells, flowers and leaves offer endless choices of colors and forms to celebrate. Her work strives to remind viewers that our precious and diminishing ecosystems are also beautiful.

Joy’s work has been exhibited in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Hannover Germany and Beijing. For 11 years she was artist-in-residence, through the California Arts Council, at 30th Street Senior Center in San Francisco, working with elders in textile media. She currently teaches fiber arts through adult education and through quilt and art guilds.

Check out her website at joy-lily.com.

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