Spectrum of Humanity
Materials: fabrics, ink
Technique: cut-paper lettering design, calligraphy, machine quilting, sewing
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Description: In an ideal unprejudiced society, people, with their own unique blend of personality, beliefs and talents, can be free to reach their fullest potential. They can then combine harmoniously with others to create a glorious spectrum of diversity.
Various quotes are written in the white borders. These describe the necessity to respect individual differences, blend complementary combinations, and revel in the harmony of the whole. The spectrum of humanity is a riotous blend of colour, creed and culture.
The two multicoloured fabrics in this quilt (the warm orange/reds and the cool green/blues) are very different, yet in the outer border they blend harmoniously to create a richer, more balanced whole (the full spectrum). Also, individually-coloured scraps of these two fabrics have been melded to form the word SPECTRUM in the centre of the quilt, showing that each unique contribution, however small, has a vital part to play in completing the full picture.