Susi Soler, Artist, Worthington, OH

Susi Soler, Artist, Worthington, OH

Susi Soler, Artist, Worthington, OH

Created by Susi Soler, Artist, Worthington, OH

Title: What’s New In A Kid’s Head?

Theme: After seeing how much Thomas Edison invented, what can YOU invent for the future? (science/technology)

Materials: I used cotton for the background, with rubber stamps to list some of Edison’s inventions, important dates, and such. I cut out appliqués of some of Edison’s inventions…I couldn’t live without my morning toast! One of the techniques I used is thread painting (see child’s hair). Piece is lightly machine quilted.

Did you enjoy this project? I loved working on this project…I admire Edison greatly, and making this quilt served a two-fold purpose…to expound on Edison’s gifts, and a little self-help in recovery from neurosurgery.

About: From the word list in the background, to the representative art in the conversation “bubble” it is obvious that Thomas Edison was a brilliant man who invented so many things we take for granted today. The child is thinking about all these things, and the question marks represent what he/she may come up with in the future to benefit society around the world. I am from Ohio, and very proud, that Thomas Edison was also born here. I am also very proud that he was an American. I think that America needs to rethink production and invention here at home, and helping kids get a better education so they can invent the things we will need during the 21st Century. We need to bring production home to America.