People can often recognize your work on sight as a 'Luke Haynes' quilt. What do you think defines it as oh-so-you?
Well, most of them have pictures of me on them, and who else in their right mind would do that?!
Plus I faked quilting for so many years that I have a bit of "folk art" to it. meaning that there is not so much base in tradition that I work from.
What makes this whole quilting thing important to you? to the world? In other words, why do you do it?
It's important to examine the objects and traditions that we take for granted. I am working on understanding the concepts and the process behind making quilts and behind the culture of objects.
So what makes a guy start quilting people onto quilts? Or is that even how it started?
My first quilt was just an experiment. I was 'painting' with fabric. From there I continued to innovate method and image. and here I am today.
What's the tool or technique you swear you would die if you couldn't use it anymore?
If there were no more rotary blades I would be lost. I can't imagine using scissors to cut strips!
Your work has been on display all over the country; where can I see it now? Next month?
If I were buying, what drink would you order?
An Arnold Palmer (half tea, half lemonade) in the afternoon and an Old Fashioned in the evening.
Is there a specific place on this planet that makes you especially happy? Like, "When I need to feel like all's right in the world, I go to..."
Not presently. I am working on moving to LA so I am between homes currently. If I had to say I'd say my Honda, but that sounds a bit sad....maybe I should say Disney World or something.
What's the one thing you absolutely must do/see when you come to Portland?
Eat at Pok Pok. I love that place!!
Because I am doing it for fun. I don't teach but maybe once a year and I have a lot to share. Plus it will be a blast! We will get some projects made and learn some new methods and ideas. PLUS Pok Pok is a few blocks away!
Sign up for Luke's class online
and be sure to come to our meeting on Thursday to get a chance to meet him and see his amazing work in-person.
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