Quilting and patchwork often go together, but in this part of the world, quilting is very much appreciated on its own. This exhibit honoured a lady named Amy Emms. This interview about her mother's and her own quilting is brilliant.
|Amy Emms made this quilt at the age of 73!|
|I put up my hand to show the scale of the details...I didn't touch!|
Reading Pippa Moss's blog it appears that quilting in the US is now mainly done by machine where as Amy Emm's quilts were done by hand.
Paddy Killer (interesting name, eh?) on the other hand, does her textile art largely by machine.
"Creation Counterpane" by Paddy Killer
I simply couldn't believe was I was seeing.
There were several lovely patchwork quilts and I gathered they were made by a group of ladies who all learned together and continued to make quilts together, which sounds quite fun.
|The patchwork itself is amazing, but with all that quilting in addition, it's just incredible.|
My favourite patchwork, though, was the Victorian 9-patch, using all sorts of lush velvets and silks.
And this was just a small part of all the wonders we got to see!