Monday, March 9, 2015

Hometown Homemade

 

When some in my small town wanted to create an art center out of a landmark church scheduled to be torn down, one of the criticisms went something like this: What kind of "art" are we going to find in this little town that people would want to come and look at?

 

I hope the naysayers are paying attention. These quilts prove there is enjoyable art to be found in small town America.

 

 

Chicago skyline

 

 

 

Lady in the Mirrror

 

 

 

 

 

Heirloom quilt, Log Cabin pattern, c 1935. This design was often used when the larger useful pieces were used up in other quilt patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29 comments:

  1. Amazing work. The perspective on the skyline is cool the way fabric is used to show the 3-D and the lady in the mirror piece s clever. I like that kind of art.

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  2. They are gorgeous. Which one did you do??

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  3. Ha ha. That's why you are called Fun60!

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  4. I think the art centre is wonderful and the quilts are very beautiful. Great photos.

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  5. I like them all, although the lady in the mirror got my special attention. Quilters have the patience of Job and the individualistic daring of Picasso.

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  6. The lady in the mirror is great she is so slim...haaa

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  7. I definitely look at quilting as art. Last year I attended the Houston Quilt show, and I found the art in those many quilts to be really outstanding.

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  8. Wow ~ gorgeous and colorful quilts display and wonderful use of a former church!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  9. A worthy reuse of a church due for demolition. I am sure the good Lord
    would approve.
    Colin

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  10. Wow, very impressive and a lovely use of a church no longer in use.

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  11. It's surprising what shows up when you have space to display art.

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  12. These are true artists and have been for generations. I would be the proud owner of any of those featured in your post.

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  13. Three cheers for the arts arts in small town MN. We have the Wilder Museum & or own theater Company here in Spring Valley. I loved those beautiful quilts...:)

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  14. Very nice. I love all the beautiful quilts.

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  15. Beautiful quilts, so colorful and creative. Folk art at its best.

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  16. So glad the naysayers were put into place. It is a great idea. It is usually small towns where artists prefer to live and work.

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  17. Some people do have a narrow mind and don't know what is going on. These quilts are beautiful, I always admire those who make them. I have some friends who do so, it is so pretty to see.

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  18. Wonderful talent the quilters have. A great idea for art display.

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  19. That old church makes a great display site. Such a lot of work in those lovely colourful quilts.

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  20. They are beautiful pieces of art. It is something thst local quilters who created these must maintain and be proud of. It is one thing that brings charm to that small town.

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  21. If these beautiful quilts aren't works of art, I don't know what is! I think the church is too beautiful to be torn down, what were they thinking? I do hope they've changed their mind and the quilt show isn't just a one time event.
    Visiting from Far Side of Fifty's blog. I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to reading more. I love the simpler life and I'm retired and waiting impatiently on hubby to retire! :)

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  22. Such beautiful works of art! I admire anyone that can conquer a sewing machine:)

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  23. Such beautiful works of art! I admire anyone that can conquer a sewing machine:)

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  24. The inside of the church looks wonderful and the quilts are definitely artworks!

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  25. These are such amazing quilts. I'm always in awe of the time, effort and creativity it takes to make these works of art.

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