On Saturday I asked DH if he'd go with me to a few places...a gallery in Winters, which I'll post more about another day, and 40 Acres Art Gallery in Sacramento to see a contemporary quilt show. Of course he agreed.This piece took my breath away with its color screaming out at me as I walked in the doors.
where I was born and raised.
The texture on this piece was thick and brilliant. I hope enlarging the photos will give you a feel for it.
List of the artist contributors
over layed in the lightest of fabrics
delicate and lovely to behold.
find the stitches. They were so tiny and gold and blended right into the fabric.
are so clear and brightly colored.
It screams of pride!
and were all individually sewn and then sewn one to the other.
It took two people a year to complete this beautiful piece of art.
I loved the shape of this quilt. It is not a straight rectangle, but off centered more than this photo shows. The fabrics are all shiny satins, bright and brilliant.
Close up you see hundreds of small and tiny pieces of fabric like a puzzle
overlaying each other to make up the whole. From a distance you see it as if it's one painting.
we sat and watched this wonderful movie of these two elderly women being interviewed
about their lives and quilt making. Quilts made from old clothing, out of need, and the details of their lives. The woman on the right in this picture was one of 18 children. She herself had ten.
They talked about how heavy their quilts had been when washed by hand in big tubs but once a year and then hung over a fence to dry. Not like popping them into a washing machine today.
It was such a rich history.
Charming and heart felt being able to hear them at this time in their lives.
Wow. We took the long way home along the delta waters at sunset.