Monday, 19 April 2010

The Joys of Quilting

One of my favorite museums in the world, Victoria and Albert in London, is hosting an exhibition named Quilts:1700-2010, running from March 20 to July 4.

Kirstie Allsopp, a woman of the equally at home and at work kind, had this to say about quilting at an interview for mydeco:

Q:Why do you think quilting has had such a revival lately?

A: I think quilts have always been popular to buy, but somewhere along the way we lost touch with making things. Women today work, and they feel out of touch with the act of creating something. I think there’s a new demand for doing things which ground you in family life.  If you’re on a train miles away going to a meeting, for example, and you are sewing or quilting, it transports you to your family and your home.

That’s another reason quilting is so popular: it’s portable. You can do it anywhere.

Also, if you look at the evolution of the quilt in America, it started very much as a community project, and I think this still lives on today. People love groups – I have worked with a few crafts groups – knitting, sewing etc – and everyone there is so happy to socialise as well as learn. You come away with so much more than just a skill.

Some of my favorite blogging quilters:

Anna-Maria Horner

Alicia Paulson

Amanda Blake Soule
And of course Jane Brocket and her new book The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking: 15 Projects Inspired by Everyday Beauty
Have alovely week ahead. Be happy and joyful, inspired and creative.

love, Irene


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Irene, glad our blogs crossed. Yours is lovely, so much inspiration over here!

Hope your week is off to a great start! xo

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