Here is the actual piece. It is really pretty cool. Large enough to stand under. She had several similar pieces in the Portland show, but this red one really stood out.
On a different note—There is a discussion going on on the QuiltArt list about art and craft and the differences or not. It is an oft-repeated discussion as new people join the list, but it is always interesting. I think what I have learned through so many of these discussions is that the word "art" is imprecise and defined in many ways, and after staunchly defending my definition for years, I no longer really care. If you want to call a velvet Elvis painting art, that's fine with me. One of the elements of this morning's discussion revolved around quilts and whether bed quilts are art or not or if they aren't originally art, do they become art when you hang them on the wall? As it happens, I have an old wool quilt hanging on the wall in my living room. It was undoubtedly made, originally, for a bed. I told the story of how I came into its possession back here.
Is it art now that it is hanging on the wall? Not by my own personal definition, but what it is, is something handmade and beautiful and something I still love looking at. Which, when I think about it, may be one definition of art after all.