Saturday, October 3, 2015


It's been an epic year, and when I look back on it, I will remember the epic 1970s polyester Tile Blocks quilt from Louisiana.

It was displayed at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas, when I debuted my "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s" exhibition.

QuiltCon 2015, Austin, Texas
Last year, it appeared in print, in a magazine called Patchwork Professional from Germany. This year it was in Quilters Newsletter.

Patchwork Professional, Germany, 2014
Quilters Newsletter Magazine, 2015

It's everywhere, it's everywhere! Pretty cool, considering the quilt was plucked from eBay in October, 2013. If you have followed this blog, you saw it here first.

When it arrived it was an edge-finished quilt top, likely used as a single-layer bedspread. Each patch was hand-stitched to the black rick rack between the patches. It is 112" x 120" and is 100% polyester double knit with a cotton backing and sleeve added recently for display purposes.

I love hanging it over the banister whenever it's home. The thing is huge. It fills a room with color.

Today is the LAST DAY to see the exhibition "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s" at the Benton County Museum in Philomath, Oregon. TODAY ONLY - 'til 4:30!! For more information about the exhibition, location, hours,  and other venues showing quilts during Quilt County 2015, click here.

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