Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2022 Artist

Irene Roderick



Quilted Fibric

83” x 71″


Royalty” is one of a series I made during the pandemic lockdown of 2020/2021. I had been focusing on large, graceful, curved lines in my work and they began to form large circles. These became “heads” and then formed characters I call “Guardians.” The anxiety of the political situation and the isolation of the pandemic is reflected in these improvisational quilts that emerged as figurative protectors and companions.