Allie Kay. As Fragile as an Insect's Wing, © 2014-15, 97 x 79 cm
Allie stitched all three stanzas of Mignon''s Sehnsucht’ on the surface.
Allie Kay. From left to right: Happy Days, Contained, Fractured and Phantom,
© 2014, 300/350 x 100 x 10 cm
Allie Kay. Cloud Computing, © 2012
Allie Kay. Fire in the Air, © 2012
Allie Kay. On the Margins of Survival, © 2012
Allie Kay. Exit Lines, © 2009, 170 x 120 cm
Allie Kay. Voiceless, © 2010, 195 x 129 cm
Allie Kay. Pandora's Box 3, © 2007, 110 x 30 cm
Allie Kay. A Short History of the Mountshannon Linen Idustry, Book 1, © 2004
Allie Kay. A Short History, Book 2, © 2004
Allie Kay. Cage or Refuge?, © 2004
Allie Kay. Echoes #3, detail, © 2004
Allie Kay. Echoes #4, detail, © 2004
It is with deep sadness that Quilt Art learned of the death of Allie Kay on 15 July 2015. Allie had been a member of Quilt Art since 2009. The group will greatly miss her beautiful work and her valuable and insightful artistic input. Allie, who lived in Cork, studied textiles at Winchester School of Art and her original background was hand-weaving. Through teaching, she started to explore different materials and techniques, using personal, historical and social sources as an inspiration for works where the materials and surfaces suggested images, ideas and layers of meaning.