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.
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.
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.