Vintage Revisited…. A block challenge exhibit
Throughout our history, a woman's work has never been completely done. As a result, many quilting projects have been left in various stages of completion.
What would happen if a set of blocks was divided among a number of quilt artists and each was left to create a quilt in her own unique style? In the spring of 2006, quilters of all backgrounds were invited to participate in just such a challenge. As a result, we had a group of 19 talented women who committed themselves to this exciting two-year project. The group included art quilters, traditionalists, historians and relative newcomers to this quilting journey.
Over the course of the next two years, six sets of vintage blocks were distributed to these brave artists. The block was theirs to play with! They could add to it, cut it up, embellish it, recreate it, improve upon it and more. The only requirement was that the finished quilt measure 24" x 24" and that the original block be included in the final project. In all, a total of 117 quilts were created.
The exhibit traveled extensively from 2007 – 2013. Many thanks to all the talented artists who worked on this amazing project
A Quilt Block Challenge: Vintage Revisited was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2010 ....available on my home page