I am posting on each day of the Quilting Arts TV blog hop with a personal message about inspiration and creativity. When you’re done reading here, pop on over to the featured artists of the day to enjoy their blogposts. Today’s bloggers are: Luana Rubin (luanarubin.typepad.com) AND Linda Friedman (lindasartquilts.blogspot.com)
Today’s inspiration is Vintage Textiles. When I tell someone I am a quilter, they often respond with a story about a grandma or aunt who made quilts.
This opens up a wonderful dialogue about the type of work women in past generations did, and the types of contemporary/modern/art quilting that are popular now.
Personally, I don’t see a lot of difference. Vintage and modern textiles are all points along a continuum.
Women have always used the technologies and materials that were available to them. Imagine the thrill of obtaining a treadle machine, when you've previously done all your sewing by hand. Machine sewing changed family dynamics and changed society.
And women have always done both practical sewing and fancier sewing, if they had the time and resources. Embroidering a table runner or appliquéing a quilt top was an acceptable creative outlet when there were few available.
I like to honor the work of the stitchers of previous generations and incorporate vintage textiles into my work when I can.
Why not create something now that will be a treasure to future generations? Find a project that appeals to you on the Quilting Arts TV DVD
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Tomorrow’s featured bloggers: Sarah Ann Smith (sarahannsmith.com/weblog) AND Karen Gloeggler (thejaneaustenquilt.com)
Up next: Process and Technique