Monday, July 21, 2008

Bloomingdale Park District Museum show

Yesterday was the opening of the Chicago School of Fusing Woman packing Irons and Quilt National at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. It was great, there were so many people there to see the two shows. This is the third year that we have been invited to hang a show in conjunction with the display of Quilt National so I guess we are getting a wonderful reputation.
But what I want to show is this fabulous quilt by Elizabeth Brimelow. The book just doesn't do it justice. The first image is of the front. The quilt is made from silk, I believe, and each of the white areas of the trees is cut out from the whole cloth of silk and then inserted in that space. The tree, the fruit, and leaves are raw appliqu├ęd to the top of the structure. Then Elizabeth went in and sliced the silk in a pattern to create the textured around the trees. It is fabulous. You know me and trees.
This is the back of the piece.
Close up of the trees and fruit. The leaves seem to be made from organza, and the over lay of the fruit does too. I love it!
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Alexandra said...

Thank you for posting this great quilt

Diane D. said...

I saw this quilt in the Quilt National exhibit at Lancaster. I couldn't stop staring at it because it was so amazing. Thanks for posting it so I could see it again.

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