lofty quilts and high art
Jump for Joy Koi:13w x13”h, ©2015 by Salli McQuaid
Out of My Inner Mind:
Concept and Manipulation of the Thread
One-Person Exhibition, 2015
Jump for Joy Koi #154
When we lived in Texas we had a Koi Pond, which was when I fell in love with the Koi. This fish is bred to enhance “human” qualities, hence its intelligent and friendliness. These, of course, are traits that make them valuable to their owners. Koi are also bred and loved for their often exotic coloring. Some Koi, depending on their
coloring and pedigree, can fetch over $25,000 on the market.
A particularly delightful aspect of Koi character is their ability to bond with humans and even animals. When I created this quilt, I must have been thinking of the joy that these winsome creatures can bring into human—and even animal—lives.