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W. John MacMullen
Nu plus ultra / When Jacquie Came to Town
2014
9in x 9in

Cotton sateen fabric, poly batting, cotton bias tape, poly thread. Hand- and machine-stitched.

After meeting Jacquie Gering, I was inspired to come right home and make a small piece that pushes beyond some of the typical features of my textile work (minimalist design, straight lines, precision stitching). Her story of making a Red Cross quilt and her personal commitment to community engagement led to this piece. The small hand-stitched crosses represent individual contributions towards the larger goal. I made the crosses “wonky” since that is normally out of character for me, and left the outer edge raw, since Jacquie said she prefers sharp finished edges. The 1/8″ stitch lines were done freehand, but matchstick quilting happens fast at 1000 spm!

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W. John MacMullen
Support and Resistance (triptych)
2014
10 x 19.5 in (each panel)

Repurposed cotton fabric and polyester batting; polyester thread.

This tryptych is from my “(ch)art quilt” series of art quilts that incorporate data into art objects. It plots U.S. government bond price data within ranges bounded by Fibonacci ratios (data from Chicago Mercantile Exchange). The three sections of different color represent the passage of time as well as differing human interpretations of data. The raw edges reinforce the open-ended nature of the data.

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W. John MacMullen
2013
Cotton, brocade, satin polyester, polyester batting, fusible interfacing. Reverse applique, topstitching.
7.5 in x 19.5 in (19 cm x 49.5 cm)

Collection of Audrey Dautenhahn.