Cloth in Common: Round One—the Book

As many of you know, I am a member of Cloth in Common. A couple of weeks ago, I shared all of my quilts from Round One.

Our Cloth in Common founder, Karol Kasmaul  ,has created a book for purchase that shares the group’s journey through the first round of prompts. You can order that book here.  I volunteered to write a blog post about the book on the Cloth in Common blog. It is the least I could do considering I am the reason Karol had to wait so long to complete the book! THIS blog post is a version of the post on Cloth in Common.


The book’s introduction traces the group’s origin story,

“By August of 2017, eleven artists had agreed to join Cloth in Common.  A website and blog and calendar were created.  We discovered online language translation applications!  Themes and sizes, as well as the title of our group were discussed, debated, and agreed upon (through emails).  It was decided that members would take turns presenting the group with a bimonthly artistic prompt. For our first round of prompts, we agreed to come up with themes that are UNUSUAL.  Artists have two months to make a quilted response to the prompt given.   We also take turns presenting a short essay of our thoughts about the prompt every week on our blog.

The book includes each prompt with a short essay from the artist who gave the prompt. Colleen Kole’s prompt was TIME.

Colleen's prompt

Martha  Ressler’s prompt was LYRICS.

Martha's prompt

The first round of prompts included the following eleven UNUSUAL prompts—

Sound    Touch    Lyrics     Kitchen    Spring    Road   

Night    Water    Time    Disunity     Mask

The book features a single artist’s response to all the prompts. This is a collection of all of Eunhee Lee’s responses.

Lee p 42

It also features all of the artists responses to an individual prompt. This is every artists take on the prompt WATER. I LOVE THIS!

Page 36 Water

Cloth in Common Artists Round One
(I hope you will take some time and visit these incredible artist’s websites.)
Cloth in Common Members

Karol Kusmaul
Eunhee Lee
Terry Grant
Leah Higgins
Colleen Kole
Regina Marzlin
Martha Ressler
Maria Shell
Mikiko “Micky” Takase
Sandra van Velzen
Lisa Walton 

The book also introduces Cloth in Common’s newest members who are currently participating in Round Two which is connected to the over-arching theme of Community.  We are thrilled to have these artists working with us.

Catherine McDonald
Dörte-Ina Liebing
Deb Cashett 

You can receive your very own copy of Cloth in Common: Round One on Amazon. Just follow the link

If you want to learn more about Cloth in Common Round Two, you can do that right here. I have to say that my involvement in Cloth in Common pushes me into new territory, and that is a very good thing.


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5 thoughts on “Cloth in Common: Round One—the Book

  1. Just amazing!

  2. What a feast. I will return to your post when I have more time (hah!) to explore the links.

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