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|
|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.