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.