Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Connection to the Past

I'm done! I'm finished! I finally completed my quilt "Sunburst".  It took me about a year to complete.  Of course, it was not the only project I was working on.  I truly love how it turned out.
I love to feel a connection to women who quilted in the past.  My quilt was patterned after a quilt I saw in the book Quilts from the Henry Ford by Fons and Porter.  The original quilt is part of the collection from the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.  The quilt was probably made in New England in the 1840's.  I chose the same bright blues, browns, and double pinks that were popular during that time.
The quilting was done by a local machine quilter, K. Azevedo. She is magnificent.

Recreating a quilt from the past helps me to appreciate the resourcefulness and innovation of the American quilter.  I love being part of this American art form.
Until next time - Kyle

If you are not sure where Dearborn is located, please consult your convenient hand map! Those of us from Michigan we always know where places are located.

1 comment:

  1. You are soooooo lucky to be from a state shaped like a mitten!