Monday, 29 March 2010

Quilts 1700 - 2010 A quilt from Belfast.

Here is another of the quilts that I loved at the exhibition. At first I thought it was Welsh but then discovered that it was made in Belfast by a lady called Elizabeth Magill in the 1930s.

I love the fact that it is made from fabric remnants in the true spirit of patchwork.
I can't imagine where Elizabeth got her inspiration for patchwork designs but to me it has elements of Amish quilts, Welsh quilts and African American quilts in it.

Click on the photo to enlarge it and you can read about Elizabeth's life.

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Clare said...

I love this. It is so

Heckety said...

Its very 'in yer face' for the time really, isn't it? American quilts of the '30s are more often pastels, but I guess they are cotton too and this is suiting.
Random thought: I've often wondered wouldn't it be funny if you were at an exhibition or museum looking at the info and came across a photo of someone in your own family by chance??

I still patchwork from scraps on the whole. Very little of my sewing is done with new fabric as I've never been able to afford it, and I'm a compulsive sewer! I do feel isolated when I look at other people's gorgeous quilts, but I feel connected to all the thrifty forbears too!!

Jude said...

I can see Welsh influence....with the colour..