|"9-Patched" 2014 by Gerrie Thompson|
35" x 47 & 1/2"
On Thursday I attended day one of the annual Clark County Quilters show, and as I was strolling down the last aisle before heading home, I saw Gerrie Thompson's "9-Patched" quilt. At first I did not realize Gerrie had made it. Her other quilts, the ones I have seen, were more traditional.
Gerrie and I met at this show last year, and we were both part of the Pacific West Quilt Show in Tacoma later in the year. I have admired her work ever since I first saw it, and I am delighted to include something she made in my collection. The quilt also has a fun story. It was created for the guild challenge, "Not Your Grandmother's nine patch" and the tag told the story about Gerrie's creative process and inspiration.
Gerrie Thompson's "9-Patched" is not the first modern quilt in my collection. Last December, I bought one of Susan Beal's quilts from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - #13083, Improv Rays. So, my collection of modern quilts now includes two quilts, and I very much look forward to seeing the collection grow in the coming years.
|AAQI #13083, Improv Rays by Susan Beal|