From Milly to the Textiliste, three cheers to the work and beauty of quilters!
Jennie Fitzee blogs about life as an elementary school teacher – if you don’t yet know her. Recently she’s run a series of posts about the genesis of two delightful classroom quilts inspired by her children and created by a talented quilter, Milly. Start here and follow the story. You have to be moved, especially when the Governor of Massachusetts bows before her talent.
Anyway, I thought, inspired by reading these I should do my own post on the power and beauty in quilting. These are the epitome of craft skills yet the artistic element – given many quilts have both form and function – is sometimes lost.
I have to admit a bias. The Textiliste – the clue is in the title – is a quilter of skill, imagination and compassion.
Compassion? Yes, indeed. Like so many, like Milly their efforts are to benefit others beyond themselves. During lockdown…
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