Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Improvisational Quilt by Anna Williams of Baton Rouge

Anna Williams' quilts are a source of inspiration for me. I love all the tiny pieces and the casual but powerful overall designs. Years ago my sister Eileen and I sat in front of one of Anna's quilts for half an hour (at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah) and really studied it. Then we challenged each other to make a quilt that would just like one that Anna would make. It wasn't easy. When we were finished, we mailed photos of our quilts to her. She wrote back saying that she was happy we liked her quilts. She didn't offer an opinion about whether our quilts looked like hers, though.

You can read more about Anna on "Barbara Brackman's Material Culture" blog: www.barbarabrackman.blogspot.com.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gwen's Quilt

This stunning quilt was made and quilted by rock star Gwen Marston of Beaver Island, MI.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

This antique patriotic quilt is part of the collection of the Denver Art Museum. I have no idea why the quilter put the flags upside-down in the top row and the bottom row. Any ideas?
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pineapple Quilt in Denver

This antique pineapple quilt is on exhibit now at the Denver Art Museum. It was made in New England around 1850 by an unknown maker. I thought shirtings started around 1870. In any case this is an outstanding quilt, don't you agree?
I'm glad they allow visitors to take photos so I can show you this one.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quilt by Lori Mason

This quilt by Lori Mason is called "Eva in the Garden." It measures 50" x 42." See her work at Lori Mason Designs.

I'm not sure I understand this image, but I like the quilt. When Eve was in the Garden of Eden, there was no need for the cross. After the fall, she wasn't in the Garden any more. But of course, I understand the concept of a repentant Eve. Very creative.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Victoria's Kitchen Sink Quilt

I don't usually post photos of folded quilts, but I had to make an exception for this one because it is so nice! It does look like it has everything but the kitchen sink in it. Who knows, maybe there is a kitchen sink in there somewhere. This charming quilt was made by Victoria of Bumblebeans Inc. in NYC. Visit her blog at: www.bumblebeansinc.com.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Who's Behind that Quilt?

What a pretty quilt. But what I really like is that little person sitting behind it! I wonder, is it his or her quilt? Did they watch it being made? Are they a future quilter? I love how quilting can be a very people-oriented obsession. :)
This quilt was made by Amanda Jean in Wisconsin. You can see her blog, and maybe get answers to these burning questions at: http://www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/.
Thank you to Jovita in Belgium for telling me about this quilt.