Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics sponsors an annual design contest. The themes are diverse, but each has a color story—Wicked (greens), Lion King (golds), and Vincent (that's van Gogh blues!). In 2018, they challenged the world to create original, 20” mini-quilts inspired by the music, movies, and genius of the late Prince Rogers Nelson.
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and called Minnesota home until his death in 2016. The son of a pianist and a jazz singer, he wrote his first song at age seven. Prince became a musical innovator known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. With over 40 albums, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His iconic film Purple Rain was filmed in Minneapolis. Incidentally, Paisley Park, Prince’s studio and home, is located just 200 miles from the Cherrywood Studio in Brainerd, MN.
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Building on his childhood doodles and a fascination with all kinds of patches (military, varsity—you name it), Page Wood went on to a successful career in design and illustration—designing posters, book jackets, and magazine covers. At the dawn of the digital age, he moved from New York City to Los Angeles to make movie posters with his wife Myra.
"I’ve always been interested in process art—mechanicals, rubyliths, stencils, screen printing—anything to avoid paints, brushes, and canvas; they’re messy and muddy, and the colors are never bright enough."
It was on a trip to Thailand that Page found dupioni silks and slubs in the colors he craved, so he began a collection.