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Hong Kong Taxi

60 x 42

Jean Jurgenson

Jean created this piece from a photo her daughter took from the 14th floor of their apartment on Hong Kong Island. It is called Hong Kong Taxi because Jean’s 18-month-old granddaughter would stand at the window and wait for the red taxi to drive by, then announce it to her mother. Jean was intrigued by the perspective in this photo. When she completed the quilt, it looked very top-heavy. It looked like the upper left building was going to topple over on the viewer. To remedy that visual problem, Jean added the border on the left and bottom.

White cotton fabric, commercial fabrics, Tsukineko ink, acrylic paint, upholstery fabric

Machine and paper pieced, machine appliqued, hand appliqued, shaded with ink, machine quilted

Jean Renli Jurgenson

2021 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID: 82-2393097). All rights reserved2021 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County

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