American Quilts–Past and Present

Sue King Fiber Art Exhibit at French Art Colony

Our program at the November 11 meeting provided an interesting contrast between antique/vintage quilts and examples of the current trend of art quilts, as shown in the French Art Colony’s November exhibit of fiber artist Sue King. Many of the quilts shown in the slideshow are hers.

Mary shares details that allow quilts to be dated, long after the passing of the original quilter.

Fiber Guild member Mary Payne brought in part of her collection of quilts dating from the 1800’s to mid 1900’s.  She spoke about the changing styles, fabrics and colors of quilts, what distinguishing marks allow them to be dated, and related the stories about what was going on in the lives of people when the quilts were made.

Nancy shares the story of one of her family quilts

Several members brought in their own family heirloom quilts, and we spent an enjoyable time sharing stories and marveling at the fabric treasures spread across the table.

Cathy and Mary shared their 2-color quilts–a challenge to members of their quilt guild.

Cathy’s Challenge quit–Mound Hill Perspective

Mary’s paper piece and applique challenge quilt

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About apohfibg

I am the headblogger for the fiber guild. I consider myself an art quilter and enjoy using various fibers and fabrics.
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