Kristine Luber has been showing her award-winning fabric artwork in Kansas and neighboring states for the past ten years. Kris uses repurposed fabrics which come from her family’s accumulation, thrift stores, and gener- ous friends. She considers it a challenge to use textiles to depict everything from landscapes and flowers to concept pieces like these. It’s a rare day when Kris doesn’t have a needle in hand to “sew something.”
Black v. White employs patchwork quilt piecing & beading. It is done entirely in black and white -- with an equal number of triangles of each color. The quilt block pattern is "Flying Geese." Tradition holds that the direction of the "geese" on the quilts hanging on the clothesline pointed the way to Canada and freedom. Beadwork shows the Big Dipper and the North Star, addition- al signs pointing north to freedom. This piece won 3rd place in “The Struggle for Freedom: From Civil War to Civil Rights” art show sponsored by the Brown v. Board National Historic Site in Topeka.
Item dimensions = 18" x 30"