Friday, August 30, 2013

quiltmania mania continues...


Quiltmania has done it again with its latest release "Godharis" which examines the utility quilts of western India. Like many other nations, these quilts were/are sewn by rural women out of used clothing. They are made out of old saris and cloth layered then finished with big stitch or kantha-like quilting. Because Indian clothing is often brilliantly colored, their utility quilts are vibrant and utterly charming. I can't take shots without breaking the spine but you can take a short virtual tour of the book here. It just arrived and I want the world to go away for a few hours so that I can get lost in its pages...

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  1. Oh, what beautiful colors! I can see why you are so taken with the book.

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  2. Wow - I have to have this book!!!!!
    Thanks so much so posting about it, hope you have some quiet time to enjoy reading.

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    1. Get it!!! I'm determined to have a proper look this weekend...

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    1. It is a whole book filled with South Asian Niftys!!!

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  4. Ooh gorgeous cover, i'm off to see more! xo

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    1. It is filled with lovelies... Thanks again for the heads up on the new Kiracofe book!

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  5. Hey. Where did you buy it? I've been looking online but can't really figure where to get it.

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    1. I always buy Quiltmania books directly from them:
      http://www.quiltmania.com/english/navigation-entete-droite/boutique.html?type_produit=L
      "Add to Cart" !!!

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  6. I'm with Kelly -
    this reminds me of Gees Bend - very free and colorful.
    very cool link

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  7. If there was a way to scream and let you hear my excitement, I would! Love these quilts. Seen many of them on the roadside in Western India. May be not so busy versions but just as beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I can hear you! Am dying to go to India and see them in person...

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