Sharon Mizota reviews Things Change, Things Stay the Same for LA Times
In some ways, Bernard has reverse-engineered the quilt, making paper “patterns” for an endeavor that likely had none. In contrast to traditional quilts, which follow a regimented, geometric structure, crazy quilts are made of whatever materials present themselves, in whatever shapes and sizes. A traditional quilter may have balked at juxtaposing a turquoise and burnt orange swirl with a peach and pink floral, but “making do” sometimes makes for more interesting choices. Bernard highlights this by dividing the panels into discreet drawings. Osmond decided what pieces to put together; Bernard decides how to take them apart. What emerges is a meditation on the power of choice, even in the most humble circumstances.