Old Glory

Carol blends artistry and math so subtlety you barely hear her mention the engineering that went into the quilt she made her daughter, or the precision with which she painted parallel squiggles on a folding flag.

Carol’s first introduction to coloring came at the knee of her father, for whom young Carol color-coded engineering drawings to teach new engineers who to read and navigate blue prints. When it comes to painting, Carol loves the colors– she painted a bucolic scene on her college daughter’s shower curtain to add color (and humor– they were Ben & Jerry’s cows!) into college apartment. But Carol’s artist talents lie in quilting, she says, where she can invest time and love into making gifts for her children, and now her grandchildren.

While Carol says she feel quilting is her best artistic talent, she painted Old Glory as part of an event to support veterans.