Quilt Event- part 5 and Last!

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)October 22, 2008

This Babobab tree is decorated for Christmas. Those are porcupine quills in the vertical container next to the tree's trunk:

This is a quilt about modern fashions:

The next three pieces are from a group which quilts scenes from every day life. The group began under the guidance of a European organization similar to the Peace Corps.

A tall building:

A quilt incorporating footprints:

Some of the bead work detail:

Items were sold for causes as well: testing for AIDs in children, installing toilets in orphanages, etc...

It was a great experience for me, I hope you enjoyed it.

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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Very definitely enjoyed it - Randy too! He's sending the links to your pictures along to a lady he used to work with who is a very artistic quilter....

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 11:29AM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

I have enjoyed all of them! Thank you!
I wish I could have seen them in person. Such a great experience.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 11:29AM
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Jerri_OKC(z7 Ok)

Thank you for posting these! One of my first memories as a child was going to a quilting party with my Grandma. It was such an important event in my grandmothers day. I could feel that even as a very young child and it's one of my fondest memories. I have the quilt that the group was making. I will try and get a photo this weekend.

Jerri

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 11:41AM
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denisez10(SoCal)

These are unbelievably stunning. I especially liked the first three threads, and the last three quilts of the fourth thread. I love the baobob tree, but strangely the quilts with people appeal to me less. I had no idea such subtle beauty could be accomplished with quilting. I'm assuming these aren't all done by hand but by machine as well?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 12:59PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I'd say about 75% are hand quilted. Some work is done by machine though.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 1:07PM
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michelle_zone4

These are amazing! I'm not a stitcher, but my mom has done lots of quilting. So I know how much work it is. I'll have to show these to her, I know she would enjoy them.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 4:11PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Wow, these are really wonderful. I especially love the blue and orange zebra quilt with the fabulous hand stitching in the background.
Deanne

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 7:00PM
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veronicastrum(z5 IL)

These are truly wonderful. I wish I had seen them in person, but your tour was the next best thing. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

V.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 9:50PM
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dodgerdudette

Beautiful 'bug, what treasures these are ! I so enjoyed looking at them ...thanks for posting them !

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 9:51PM
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saucydog(z5MA)

What a fun field trip without ever leaving my chair! I love the vibrant colors and found more than one that I would have liked to buy!

Thanks for sharing these, GB!

Saucy

    Bookmark   October 23, 2008 at 7:13AM
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chelone

The desire of mankind to express himself creatively never ceases to amaze me. (It gives me hope too!). I can't think of nicer way to pass an afternoon than wandering around a place filled with such beauty. Unless it's the opportunity to speak with the artists!

My favorites are:
1.) I like the abstract nature of it. The patterns remind me of stylized women. Heads, necklaces, and caftans. The sense of movement is great.
3.) The Baobab. There is a discussion of the Baobab's roots being the size of its canopy in "The Little Prince". The colors are terrific and I like the quills.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2008 at 9:51AM
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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

What wonderful works of art! I could spend hours looking at the detail. Quilts are such treasures, it's an art I hope to learn one of these days.
Thanks for sharing them with us!
Brenda

    Bookmark   October 25, 2008 at 7:57PM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

Gardenbug,

Those are wonderful works of art and the colours, techniques, and materials are just stunning.

Before MSI, I remember my father, a doctor, receiving quilts as payment for medicines and services. This was in southwestern Nova Scotia. In one case, my mother bought the materials for a lady to make 4 quilts. Her husband had passed away of cancer, and the lady felt that the four quilts were owed. She had no other means of payment.

Fifty years later, one of these quilts was featured at an exhibit in the community after I lent it to them. I have been keeping it to give to my daughter one day. The lady who made it recognized it immediately and asked to meet me. She thanked me for keeping the quilt in such good order.

I thanked her for creating it. It is simple in materials but the stitching is full of boats and fish and stars, etc. Some of the quilts you have posted reminded me of this. :O)

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 7:57PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Interesting how music, math, gardening and stitchery can almost be universal languages, bringing warm connecting thoughts to people far and wide. Glad you felt the bond Tiffy.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:07PM
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lmcilhargie

Marie, such works of art! I so wish I could share these with my mom. She would just love them! We used to go to quilt shows too. My favorite was in an old country church with quilts draped over the pews and spread all over the sanctuary. It was just beautiful with the light streaming in through the stained glass windows. There's just something about quilts that's so comforting too. I treasure all of the ones that my mom made. Thanks for sharing these with us. I really enjoyed looking at them all.

Eden

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 3:00PM
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