I started quilting many years ago, then took about a 35 year break. Over the years the quilting hobby changed drastically. This year I noticed that quilters incorporate much more bling and texture into their quilts than I’ve ever noticed before. Bling might come in the form of fancy machine embroidering with multi-colored or metallic threads or objects sewn onto the quilt. Quilters also bling their quilts in the same way they glitz clothing – with beads, and shiny things.
Clothing changes over the years, sometimes gradually, sometimes drastically. In this entry, the artist created a doll from a picture of her grandmother. She used fabric from some of her grandmother’s trousseau to make the dress. In just two generations clothing styles have changed drastically, but beauty is constant.
This quilt reminds me of many changes that I have seen since I’ve been reintroduced to quilting. First of all, I don’t remember seeing quilts of scenes. In this imaginative quilt actual photographs are printed on fabric, then appliqued to the quilt. Finally the quilt has a bit of bling, such as lace curtains. Did you all notice the Prius taxi?
Another change is the amount of texture I see in quilts. It used to be that the primary texture came from the quilting itself. Today we see a tremendous amount of texture appliquéd onto the quilts.
Change is often overwhelming to folks. I hope you don’t feel too inundated by all of these examples of change.
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