This is the first in a series of posts, just thoughts and images I want to share on modern quilting.
I saw this quilt in Houston at the International Festival of Quilts last fall. I was taken with it. Google assures me that it's won a bunch of awards, so I know I'm not the only one.
The quilt was made by Valerie Mullally. The photo is hers and used with her permission.
Its name is the best part: "Dear Jane, Welcome to the 21st Century".
So clever. Did that make you smile a little? It did for me. I think that's because Valerie is telling us something, quilter to quilter.
I think she's telling us, the world around us is changing and so quilting is changing too.
Maybe this quilt is even challenging us a bit. How do you feel about how the world is changing? How do you feel about how quilting is changing? And especially, what kind of quilts are you going to leave behind you to tell your story?
Thank you for creating this lovely quilt Valerie, it is spot on in both concept and skill. I feel changed a bit by seeing it.
I'd love to hear your comments on what Valerie's quilt evokes for you.