Thursday, December 11, 2014

quilt exhibit

Last week at this time a friend of mine and I went to the Montclair Art Museum to view From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. I highly recommend this exhibit if you can make it and not only if you are a quilt maker. I believe anyone can appreciate the work that went into these, the methods applied, the innovative use of material and unique way of looking at pattern and shape. Not all of these quilts are precise or shall I use the term 'perfect' which is something I sometimes struggle with when piecing. Walking away I felt that is not always essential to the quality and adds so much character in some designs. It was also very interesting to see the narrative work of Yvonne Wells.

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