Inspiration for "BLIP" came a few months ago while I was designing a quilt with EQ8. The horizontal grid lines appeared distorted. A visit to my ophthalmologist revealed very early macular degeneration. My quilt is based on the Amsler Grid which is used to track any progression in visual distortion and loss of vision. The central area of the quilt was purposely designed to reflect the type of vision loss associated with macular degeneration.