Sunday, July 12, 2015

georgia on my mind...


This African-American utility quilt is from rural Georgia probably sewn around 1900 and is from the collection of the late cultural historian and art expert Caroll Greene. Love the soft palette and the way the pieces of homespun work clothes remain intact in the top. Beautiful...

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  1. Wow! Sure makes you wonder about the maker's life.

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    1. Definitely! I'm fascinated by the shape of those scalloped hems.

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  2. What an interesting quilt. The two large grey patches remind me of feet!

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    1. Now that you say that I see nothing else but feet!

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    1. Pretty sure natural dyes in those old clothes. Literally earthy:)

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  4. What a wonderful quilt this is! Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you Rayna. Just wish it was hanging on my wall:)

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  5. Have you seen the one Luke Haynes did like that? This is the first time I have seen another one like it! Check out Found/Made by Roderick Kirakoff.
    Kathy Doughty

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    1. Hi Kathy. Is that exhibition the one in San Jose CA? Hope they print a catalogue of the show. Roderick Kiracofe is my quilt crush. "Unconventional & Unexpected" is the most extraordinary reference book... Thanks for the tip!

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