Inspired by Op-Art and homespun fabrics, Homespun Vibrations is one of Lois Monieson’s most successful quilts. She wanted her quilt to have the impact of a black and white drawing, ensuring that the colours did not overpower the plaid weave in the rows of ‘flying geese.’ She chose homespun plaids for the darks, lights and mediums of the quilt, resulting in an overall vibrating visual effect. Lois Monieson took her first quilting course in 1985 and was hooked. She became an accomplished quilter who exhibited widely in Canada, the United States and Japan, winning numerous awards. Her work has been featured in several quilting books, magazines and newspaper articles. Her stitching was detailed and her designs inventive. Monieson was fascinated by the ‘math’ of quilt design and, in her own work, pushed the boundaries of traditional patterns. Well-respected in the Kingston quilting community, Lois Monieson’s quilts are evocative of the impact and resurgence of the decorative arts, and particularly quilt-making in the mid-twentieth century in Kingston.