Eleanor McCain rocks!
Her quilts blew me away when I encountered them for the first time on dearada.
She gets so much range out of repeating simple shapes and then varying their size and color.
I turned her work into a collaborative project with each of my 2nd grade classes.
I love collage. Students get to practice cutting and gluing, investigate different color relationships, and work with different types of shapes. And the results always seem to come out top notch.
Eleanor was very kind to me and the students after I contacted her about the project. She passed on much praise to the students for the excellent work they did. I have written an article for an art education magazine and when it gets published Eleanor will link it to her site. Cool.