Seattle-based textile artist and designer Boo Davis creates “modern heirloom quilts just like your metal-loving, half-blind Grandma would…[with] bold designs, eye-popping color combinations and a touch of evil,” under her studio, Quiltsryche.
“Dare to Be Square Quilting,” her new book, will be published this month, and is a little more tame than her standard fare. And understandably so; recently interviewed by the New York Times, Davis revealed, “I set out to do a hard-edged, metal-infused guide to quilting. My proposal outlined projects like a Blizzard of Oz scarf and a quilt called Snake Pit, as if Slash were to have a quilt on his bed. It made the rounds of the book publishers, and everyone said, “This is awesome, but we can’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.” Finally, Potter Craft came back with, “We love your aesthetic, we love your voice, can you do a completely different book?” And I did just that and I’m actually happy with it.
This raspberry skull is from book, and represents a blend of the subversive and the sellable. Other designs include a tamer owl, deer, and clockface.