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Who is "sugarcubed"?

Rebekah McCormack, a proud Dundalk lass, and her cloud blue sewing machine.

Why "sugarcubed"?

White sugar is an ubiquitous commodity that when shaped in a cube becomes somehow more dainty, more fancy. As a child I loved this alchemy and as a adult I'm still attracted to constructions of identity.

Background:

Traditional quilts never interested me. I sewed a lackluster pinwheel block for a pillow in Home Ec. Quilt patterns seemed to pop up occasionally in elementary math class. I find repetition boring and straight lines limiting. I respect and try to learn traditional forms (see the "Brown posies" quilt) but I like to make every one of my quilts irreproducible. Quilt…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 4
  • Joined May 11, 2007

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cotton

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About

Who is "sugarcubed"?

Rebekah McCormack, a proud Dundalk lass, and her cloud blue sewing machine.

Why "sugarcubed"?

White sugar is an ubiquitous commodity that when shaped in a cube becomes somehow more dainty, more fancy. As a child I loved this alchemy and as a adult I'm still attracted to constructions of identity.

Background:

Traditional quilts never interested me. I sewed a lackluster pinwheel block for a pillow in Home Ec. Quilt patterns seemed to pop up occasionally in elementary math class. I find repetition boring and straight lines limiting. I respect and try to learn traditional forms (see the "Brown posies" quilt) but I like to make every one of my quilts irreproducible. Quilt kits quite frankly puzzle me.

Influences:

Mark Rothko (I saw a wonderful retrospective of him as a high school student), Robert Motherwell, Tokuoka Shinsen, Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Romare Bearden, and the Gee's quilt ladies.

Aspirations:

I'd like to learn more about screen printing,fabric design, weaving, and spinning. If you live in the Outer Banks area and need an apprentice/drudge, I'm a-willing.

I'm also open to collaboration.

Other:

I love to barter and I mean that. That's the whole point of cottage industry.

I am available for comissioned work. Just bear in mind that making a quilt (especially a hand-quilted one) takes A LOT oftime. I'd be honored to make your best friend's wedding quilt or baby quilt but not three weeks away from the event.

To ask a question or see more of my work, visit my myspace page:

http:www.myspace.com/sugar_cubed

Thank you!

P.S.
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