Thursday, February 7, 2013

Quilt National Cover Revealed

I’m pleased to show you the cover for Quilt National ‘13!


The detail is from the quilt Through the Lens by Marianne Burr. 

Size: 46 inches H x 39 inches W

Materials: silk, wool felt batting, hand dyed cotton back band stitched separately to felt.

Techniques: hand stitched, resist painted with silk dyes, and appliquéd with silk organza, back band stitched separately to felt.

Isn’t it so intriguing? The many layers and the hand stitching make you just want to reach out and touch it. It is even more interesting in person as are all the quilts.

If you are a lover of art quilts, this show is really a pilgrimage that must be taken at least once in your lifetime! Fortunately, I live only a few hours away, but there were years when I didn’t make the time to drive down there with two young kids. The show is on from Memorial Day to Labor Day so if you are near Ohio this summer, it is well worth your while to take a detour just to see these marvelous quilts.


Right now we are not revealing the other quilts that are in the show but in June, I will have many posts on the other quilts and the dozen covers that we tried so you can see what we go through to decide on a beautiful and saleable cover. Because you really do judge a book by its cover!


This month I’m taking a trip to Guatemala where the weavings and other crafts are abundant, colorful and waiting to be added to our collections!  Watch the blog for some beautiful posts in March on their textiles and more about the Patchwork Sassaman Style challenge which is very exciting! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite quilt on Jane’s blog from Feb. 25-28!

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person this summer.