Tough and Tender

Tough and Tender: Kristin Miller Quilts

When asked to donate something for the auction, I decided to send a quilt named Tough and Tender as it seemed symbolic of the women of the Downtown Eastside. The quilt may be off-balance, but it is strongly centered. The satin is both fragile and glamorous, the worn and faded denim protects and comforts, the plaids give structure and vibrancy, and the floral prints range from timid to bold. The hand-stitching wanders but encircles, holding the quilt together.


Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts is auctioning Tough and Tender as part of the Fabric Arts Program 2009 – Community Quilt Project.

Creator: Kristin Miller