Rather than bore you with narrative, I would like to share the photos I was able to take of the exhibit. These were some of the more unusual and ornate blocks. As you view the photos, keep in mind that these stitchers were in love with the industrial revolution and the marvels of their time. They used all and any materials available to them to express their artistic vision; paint, ink, thread, paste, fussy cutting, etc. Their work is filled political, religious, and social commentary. I really believe these free souls were the art quilters of their time. Of course that is just my humble opinion.
|Classic we all recognize!|
|I love the simplicity of this basket!|
|Sweetest bird block ever!|
|Love the tiny basket filled with large blooms!|
|Loaded with symbols!|
|Can you see the white thread?|
|Another classic block!|
|One of my favorite classic designs!|
|Beautiful White Rose block!|
The museum reproduced several classic blocks on tiles to allow you to lay them out and create various settings.
Included in the show was a spectacular brodrie perse quilt and a stuffed white work quilt. Enjoy!
Until next time...
Mercy in Miami