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Free Spirit Designs: Art by Maday Delgado


A quilting project with a black and white geometric patternNews are not News

Maday Delgado is a textile artist and art educator. The artist creates custom quilt art with a focus on sustainability and learning. Through the studio Free Spirit Designs, Maday helps teach others how to create beautiful objects and long-lasting keepsakes.

 

A quilting project by Maday DelgadoReatreat Design (wall hanging) - Nancy's Notion Store, Beaver

 

Maday creates quilts with a contemporary look, showcasing neat abstract geometric patterns that put a new spin on the classic quilting style of sewing together a series of similarly-sized squares. Sometimes Maday uses these irregular polygon-shaped fabric strips to create simplified images over the surface of the quilt, offering a unique viewing experience when the quilt is held up or hung on a wall.

 

A screen capture of the front page of Maday Delgado's Free Spirit Designs websiteMaday's studio website

 

The artist also hosts workshops in her studio space, where participants get to paint quilt-like patterns onto wood boards. The way Maday bridges the gap between a traditional craft such as quilting, and contemporary art forms, reminds me of fellow quilter Pat Autenrieth

 

A photo of a workshop of quilt paintingsThe results of one of Maday's barn quilt workshops


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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