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Re:miniature quilts

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 14:36:31 -0600


Yes, miniature quilts are becoming very popular. What I think has ignited
the trend is the appearance of "paper piecing" or "foundation piecing",
where you machine stitch through fabric directly onto the paper, which
provides great control. There are paper piece patterns and papers that you
can print out on your inkjet printer (say THAT fast!).
There is a fabulous annual contemporary art "gala" event here each year made
up of 60 pieces donated by invited artists, 12" x 12" framed, which sell for
$120 ea. The $$ goes back to the visual artist community, and a framer
donates all the framing, and the organization provides stretched canvases)
It's called the "12 buy 12" ANYWAY - this year someone submitted a miniature
quilt, matted and framed. It was about 8" x 8", log cabin pattern, and I
believe it was made entirely from silk ribbon. Gorgeous colors, hand-dyed,
stunning.
Betty