Cynthia made this quilt for her daughter
from her T-shirts.
Quilts are good examples of the different ways people see the world, and how their views are reflected in their quilts and other art work.
That is why I am devoting this post to a presentation of readers' quilts. I invite you to send pictures of your work to my e-mail address so I can publish your pictures and information.
Please include an explanation of the quilt, who received it, and any other facts about it. I normally only publish the first name of any one that I mention on the net. I will stay with that policy unless a reader prefers otherwise.
|This is the back of Cnythia's daughter's quilt|
|Cynthia just finished this quilt for her son.|
Quilts are highly personal. Years ago the Philadelphia Art Museum had a show that featured African American quilts. I was stunned by what I saw and read. I had seen much African American art as I had grown up on a farm where I lived among African Americans. But I have never seen an assembled collection of their art before or had it explained to me. For example: the quilts were sewn to cause the squares to bubble, so as to catch the spirit, something that was unheard of in my white society. At this show I learned just how differently people who live right next door might see the world and think about things.
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