I've long had a love affair with The Magazine Antiques, finding much information and inspiration within its pages. But I have long been frustrated with their limited website. As long-time readers know, I have often shared bits and pieces of articles, wishing I could link you to the website and more info, but that info simply wasn't available online.
That is, until now. The Magazine Antiques has revamped their website to make it more interactive and to reflect more of the content found in the monthly magazine. And so, I can share with you a link to more information about and pictures of three quilts from the Constructed Color: Amish Quilt exhibit at Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. through September 6, 2009. Enjoy!
As for the quilt here, it is one of two quilts I made based on an Amish quilt I'd seen in a book (and NOT a part of the Textile Museum exhibit). Back in 2000, I didn't have a digital camera yet, so excuse the quality of these photos. This version was machine quilted with mono-filament thread using authentic Amish quilting designs. I was unable to see how the original quilt designs but I felt it important to use the best information I had to select something appropriate. The basket includes some hand-dyed fabric, not very authentic but necessary if I were to match the colors in the original quilt.