May 11, 2015
Product of the Week: Flyover Collection by Kirsten Southwell
This week we're spotlighting Portland-based artist and designer Kirsten Southwell. "Flyover," her latest collection of modern quilts, was inspired by a November trip Southwell took to Toronto. The bird’s-eye topography of different locations, spotted out the plane window, gave the three quilts their names: Oregon, Ontario, and Illinois. We're loving the resurgence of contemporary artists designing quilts and reviving the medium for a new audience.
Southwell will be among the Portland designers exhibiting at this year's WantedDesign Manhattan. To read more about the Portland presence at Wanted, as part of the feature "Portland Outside the Box," go here. Images courtesy kmsouthwell.com.
Editorial note: Items featured in GRAY’s Product of the Week posts are solely the choice of our editors and are not paid for in any way by anyone associated with the product.