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Friday, March 25, 2011

Tile Quilts


Monday night I had a great time learning about a style of quilts that were new to me.  Carol Gilham Jones presented a program and  trunk show on tile quilts.  It was not at all what I expected.  It turns out a tile quilts is a relatively rare form of quilt possibly related to crazy quilts.  Carol explains them on her blog  and Barabara Brackman has an excellent post with even more links to historical tile quilts on her blog in this post.

It was fascinating to learn about this rare old quilting form and to see this amazing piece from the 1800's




And it was exciting to see how Carol has taken this style into the 21st century.  

(Okay..I give up trying to post another slideshow. If I let Photobucket post it directly it shows up..sometimes...If I then try to add comments or if I try to get the code and post it myself..problems.  Since there aren't that many pictures..I'm just going to post them individually).











Carol's quilts are so creative and colorful.  I enjoyed her show very much. She has a book out called "Tile Quilt Revival" and it's available on her blog.

I may have to try my hand at one of these when I can find some time.

Mary

7 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quilts.

Barb said...

That is a different style, and I so love the quilts you have posted....just wonderful!

Teaquilts said...

Thanks for sharing the program with us. I would like to do one of them too; have seen them with rectangles on blogs. I love the random curving ones and it would be great with just scraps.

lillianscupboard said...

I'd like to try this sometime.
Lillian

Crispy said...

Interesting concept for quilting. Didn't really care for the crazy quilt one but the others were cool.

Crispy - who was having a hard time getting your blog to come up yesterday....all is good now :0)

Donna said...

Very nice!

Sunna Reyr said...

Thank you for this great show, it's tempting to tr at least one block.