Carolyn Lee Vehslage tendering out to our sailboat Fandango. If you look closely at some of my new Archaeology pieces, you'll see the blue prints for our Mariner Yacht 36.

Although I've been sewing since the age of four, I started quilting in 1998. It took me a whole year to complete the first one. For the story of how I began in this new medium, visit my Nana Sue's Garden page.

Since I started exhibiting the quilts in 2000, they've been to more than half the States, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, England, Ireland, Costa Rica, New Zealand, France, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Lebanon, Venezuela, Australia, South Africa, Oman, Botswana, and this summer Russia!.

General Artist Statement:

My Archaeology series is symbolic of my life and my interests. It is my personal cultural lineage. I call the series Archaeology because the viewer has to look carefully between the layers and the obscuring of the quilting to discern what the images are.

The imagery is diverse and layered as life experiences are laid one upon another. As the images are built up on the cloth, changes occur to how the shapes relate to one another. A single image that may represent a moment in time is mutated by the images that are layered upon it.

As life goes on, the past affects the present which influences thoughts of the future. There is an evolution in thinking and a change in what becomes more important over time.

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