Connection A to M and N to Z by Jennie Durkin
Influenced by the clear-cut and precise graphic style which had developed by the late 20th Century, I designed a Diptych to illustrate the connection of letters throughout the alphabet.
As a design the sequence from A to M and N to Z is obvious, but in reality the connection of the letters represents an order which is fundamental to many processes in our lives; from simple indexes, directories and dictionaries to the arrangement of books in libraries and the key to locations on Ordnance Survey maps.
This fundamental order is found today on mobile phones and tablet keypads which take the order of the ABC, replacing the familiar QWERTY keys on the typewriters from the last century
The techniques I have used include curved piecing to create the quilt top, a form of trapunto appliqué and modified contour quilting.
This quilt is part of the Connection touring exhibition by Cwilt Cymru.