At first I thought it oddly off-season to hold a quilt show in the heat of summer. Then I remembered the show I went to two years ago, and realized these are art quilts and may or may not be the kind that are meant to keep us warm in winter. Here’s a detail from one of my favorites at Georgia Celebrates Quilts, on view last weekend —
I picked quilts with ecological themes for this post — a concept that’s never off-season. Here’s the complete picture of this one.
The next one appeals to me for the same reason that the quilts of previous generations do — making use of scraps of fabric that are otherwise unusable. Perhaps you can’t tell from a distance…
Here’s another favorite, though my photo doesn’t do it justice —
After discovering the hand-pieced quilt top in a consignment booth, this quilter found a note pinned to the back saying “Handmade by Gladys”. She decided to honor Gladys by hand-quilting it herself.
I love the themes of rescue, reuse, and rebirth, particularly when it comes to quilts. I still have family comforters and quilts of my own whose fates are undecided. Meanwhile, I’m still unpacking boxes, and more than a little sorry I have to wait two years for the next quilt show.
Do you have a favorite family quilt?
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