Quilts aren’t just an early manifestation of recycling and a great example of sustainability: they can also be art. Last summer I went to a local Quilt Show and I’m in awe of what modern quilters are up to.
For this week’s photo challenge “Threes” I’m picking photos I took of three fabulous quilts in the show. I’d never heard of “thread painting” but two of these are examples. Click on the images for attribution and for a closer look …
And an even closer look (I’m loving the frogs) —
I can’t resist including one more, the Baby-Dress Quilt: I’ve been itching to share this one ever since I saw it. So many people stopped to study it that I had a hard time getting a photo without someone standing in front of it. Grandmothers everywhere, take note …
There were beautiful examples of traditional patchwork quilts in this show too, from new fabrics to vintage, and even flour sack prints (I have one of those from my grandmother).
I went to the show hoping to see some examples of re-purposing old quilts. No luck there, but I’ll be watching for the next show just to go and appreciate the work.
Now it’s time once again for me to contemplate – how shall I choose which of my own quilts to find new homes for?
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