Blanket Statements

 
I was a fan of Kaffe Fassett long before he joined the quilting community.
 
 
Christine and I traveled to the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown to see the exhibit of new quilts by Kaffe and historical quilts from the collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, England.
 
 
The exhibit is wonderful. Kaffe selected 15 quilts dating from 1780 to 1949 and created a contemporary quilt in response.
 
In addition, Liza Lucy also followed Kaffe's design, and sewed the quilt in a different colorway.
 
 
Sometimes the redesign of the historical quilt is quite direct.
 
 
Other quilts seemed a more simplified design than the original.
 
 
There were opportunities to interact with fabric in hands-on displays and educational videos.
 
 
In an accompanying exhibition, Pattern Pieces, shows works by three artists. Laura Cheney constructed quilt-like collages of salvaged materials gathered after Superstorm Sandy.
 
 
 
Some of these works reminded me of my quilts and gave me some ideas for Quilting in Layers.
 
 
This was an amazing installation of columns of quilt shapes using oil and wax on paper and canvas by Alan Goldstein.
 
 
Another, more traditional orientation of the paper shapes.
 
 
After all that inspiration, Christine and I needed to rest and have some lunch. Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood, just a block away from the museum was perfect and the food was delicious.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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  1. Christine says:

    Great review of a great exhibit. Fun time