Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Isn't this incredible?

This is a quilt that was at Chicago quilt show last spring.  I wish I had thought to take a pix of the statement card.  I know it's old, hand made, and these are silks (or I think I know they are silks).  The "logs" finished about about 1" and it simply glowed.  You can see a bit of the sheen here.  Don't  you wonder about the quiltmaker, what she thought about as she stitched, where she found her patience.  This has been well cared for and did not show appreciable wear.  I won't be making any keepsakes for 100 years from now.  I want my quilts used (and slightly abused if needed).  But, I am grateful for these types of gems to remind us of the "art" that we love. 

Keep piecing, Jan

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