Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Museum demonstrations Sunday Feb. 23rd,2014

Next weekend Sunday Feb. 23rd I have the honor to be invited to demonstrate some of my old fashioned quilting know how at the beautiful exhibition of antique quilts called Workt by Hand currently on display in the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Several quilters from the DC Modern quilt guild will be there from Noon until 5 PM answering questions about our work and the quilts in the show. It really is a magnificent exhibition from the vaults of the ancient Brooklyn NY Art Museum's holdings.
I am planning to bring along my Victorian style hand embroidered Crazy Quilt to show and tell by the real things! After all the modern work shown at the Anacostia Arts Center's Stitched exhibition and the doris-mae Man on Man show this is a real throw back for me and my projects. I began the Crazy Quilt inspired by a museum show or something that escapes me now back in 1999. I know my sister was going to work it up with me but found she is too busy with her pets and work to do embroidery. after a couple years work on the piecing and embroidery I discovered it makes my neck ache to the point of disability and it's laid in a box for a long time waiting for me to get the courage to put it all together.
There most of it is laid out on my bed. The work I have been doing first is to piece the big 30 inch or more blocks together. The hand work is all embroidery on all the seams. I have a rich red velvet to back this quilt once it is in one top section. Then I guess it will be tied to keep the front and back together. Usually there is no batting in a crazy quilt. Hope you can drop by and talk with us about hand quilting techniques and the beautiful work on display in the museum this Sunday.


quirky granola girl said...

This piece is incredible! I can't wait to see it tomorrow.

Anna said...

Oh man, sad I missed seeing that. Hopefully you'll bring it to another guild meeting, maybe when it's finished? :)