Olive's Journey

Olive Bucklin
(with technical assistance from Judy Bucklin Lane)

Japanese Modern
Lincoln, Nebraska
Cotton; machine-quilted by Rich O’Hare

Olive bought the printed cotton in Japan in the early 1980s. She wanted a pieced strip—she called it a “belt”—between the solid floral sections. Although she was losing her ability to comprehend spatial relationships and to communicate her plan for arranging quilt components, Olive had a clear vision for the finished quilt, and was able to do some of the piecing on the belt section.