Broken Star Quilt (1979)

Broken Star Quilt (1979)

This is the first quilt I designed on a computer. I had a summer job in 1979 as an engineering intern at Boeing, where I got to play with a couple different CAD (computer-aided design) systems. In those days high technology for computer graphics was line drawings on a Tektronix storage tube connected to a dedicated minicomputer, with a flatbed pen plotter for output. That's the kind of system I used to lay out the pattern for this quilt. I did the actual piecing and assembly of the quilt when I returned to graduate school in the fall. This quilt was specifically designed as a wall hanging rather than a bed quilt. I have not had it on display much over the years, so the colors are still crisp and unfaded although it's 30 years old by now.


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