Glass Quilts are created from fabric that has been stitched, embellished and treated to be used as an original model. The fabric quilt becomes the base for the plaster mold, and is often destroyed in the process. The resulting glass piece picks up the original hand of the fabric and details, including folds and depth created during quilting.
Jan’s Quilt in Indigo
Dusk & Dawn (Collaboration with Elaine Jones for SAQA Auction)
Jan’s Quilt in Aqua
Overalls with hand-forged Boy
Jan’s Quilt in Rhubarb
Jan’s Quilt in Peach
Cookie Time, 18×36 Fiber Quilt with 20×7 Glass Quilt Inset
Erosion with original quilt
Learn more about collaborating with Jan Bergmann, or watch the process video.