Quilted Conversations

Quilted Conversations

Jessica Aylsworth

Quilted embroidered tea bags

(Un)Supported, BLINK Group Show, June 2016

I am always looking for ways to reimagine the use of textiles in my work, and the theme of support of the BLINK group show, (Un)Supported, provided a nice opportunity to do so. I wanted to combine two things that came to mind when thinking of support: the idea of wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket for comfort, and the idea of comfort received from talking with someone over a cup of tea. On each tea bag are embroidered snippets from conversations, from both sides, where support was needed.