The pictures of "quilt quotes" was done by BJ Grant in
2016 during Reggie Ezell's Primitive to Modern class in
When we were first given
the assignment I was not too clear on how to go about
using the 11x17 prints, but since my quotes were focused
on quilts I started to cut the print into quilt shapes.
It was like a jigsaw
puzzle but the sticky board Reggie provided made it a
lot easier. That is one of the great things about taking
classes from Reggie -- he supplies more "stuff" than you
ever could incorporate!
The quote was calligraphed and xeroxed in different
sizes on transparencies to determine which size looked
The correct sized transparency was then selected and
copied on to a heavy weight paper and then cut out and
arranged on top of the cut out print using mounting tape
to produce a shadow effect. The first picture shows the
quote on top of the cut out print.
On the second and third photo below I decided to take a
white glossy paper to cut all the quilt shapes out with
an Xacto knife to allow the prints to be slipped behind
the cut out design. That way I could see which print
looked best without having to cut the prints up. I could
also xerox it larger or smaller. These made great
The process was fun to do and allowed me to learn about
the printing aspects of producing multiple products from
original art. Other class members did some extraordinary
pieces that I hope will be shown to allow people a
better understanding of how unique this process is.