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size matters

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marcia m eaton (marciameaton)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 03:51:28 -0500

I think Brenda's discussion with her student about the size of quilts and
quilt panels is fascinating. I had not realized that minature quilts were
a special art form. Do they have a function? Are they meant, unlike
"real" quilts, to be hung on walls?
I would also like to know what you and your students think about this:
Suppose they did make a miniature quilt instead of a regular size one.
Would this "say somthing" about its relationship to regular quilts? Might
hanging a little quilt about the environment on the school wall make fun of
other quilts, like the AIDS quilt? Would it say something ironic about
quilt projects? about the environment? Is there someway to get the whole
school involved in this discussion---e.g. put an article in the paper
asking people how they would respond to a small vs, large quilt?
Your students think it would be harder to do smaller panels. How about
miniature portraits? Would they be harder than large portaits? Does the
size of a portrait matter as much as the size of a quilt?
Thanks for the stimulating lesson! Best, Marcia

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