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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