Patchwork quilt mask
Toronto maker, Alexis Venerus sought relief during Toronto's COVID lockdown by making masks. She said, "Although quilting has been a part of my mother's family… I haven't really embarked on any quilt making. As I am making masks there are certain shapes that keep ending up as scraps and I saved them to experiment with. The quilted mask is one such experiment." Her “experiment” is constructed from 44 triangular pieces that emerge as left-over waste from making other masks. The patchwork quilt mask is a meditative work of patience and care.
Alexis Venerus, Canada
Designed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Made in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Multiple printed cottons
Royal Ontario Museum
2021.77.1, Gift of Jean Duce Palmer