~COLONIAL REVIVAL QUILTS/CONTEMPORARY QUILTS/The American Folk Art Museum/today !!
LECTURE – COLONIAL REVIVAL QUILTS – NOON – SAT – OCT 4, 2008
The American Folk Art Museum – BRANCH LOCATION at 2 LINCOLN SQUARE
Columbus Avenue at 66th Street
as part of a QUILT WEEKEND (OCT 3-4, 2008)
SPEAKER: SHARON L. EISENSTAT, co-author, ‘Glorious American Quilts’ (1996)
“While popular interest in America’s past was sparked by the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial exposition and promoted by the spread of the arts and crafts movement in the late 19th century, it was the colonial revival of the early 20th century that truly inspired women to search their attics and basements for antique quilts and, failing that, to sew their own interpretations of the old-time bedcovers using natural, unadorned materials in simple designs. Museum exhibitions, magazine articles, and even advertisements for household products encouraged Americans to decorate in what was becoming the unofficial national style, and cotton patchwork quilt were viewed as the appropriate accessories for the new decorating mode that drew its inspiration from a romanticized American past.” – press release
. . . afterwards, from 1:30 to 4:30, at the same location:
DEMONSTRATIONS – METROPOLITAN-AREA QUILT GUILDS – CONTEMPORARY QUILTS
SHARON L. EISENSTAT, co-author, ‘Glorious American Quilts’ (1996)
a beautiful pattern of light and dark contrasts – a variation on a traditional log cabin pattern.
Designed by PATRICIA LOQUET and LESLIE FORREST of the NORTHERN STAR QUILTERS’
GUILD of Somers, NY. – it is their 2009 RAFFLE QUILT. ( tickets: $1 ea./$5 for book of 6)
see: NORTHER STAR QUILTERS’ GUILD/RAFFLE QUILT
AUDREY PHILLIPS and THADINE WORMLEY-HERNDON of the Quilt-n-Queens Guild,
of Jamaica, New York.
a Quilt-n-Queens album quilt – made up of squares contributed by individual members.
EDWARD BOSTICK, who teaches at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, with his quilts. believe
he said the one on the table – was a ‘rain or shine’ pattern.
EDWARD BOSTICK is a member of the Quilters of Color Network of New York, Inc.
which was established in 1996. Mr. Bostwick has an interesting statement on their website,
see: QCNNY, then hit: ‘Guild Members’ on left index.
RHONA TRIGGS, also a member of QCNNY – Quilters of Color Network of New York.
RHONA TRIGGS is working on an (archival) photo transfer square of her mother’s high school
in New Rochelle.
WINNIFRED SANDLER, also a member of Quilters of Color Network of New York.
WINNIFRED SANDLER shows us her, ‘TUMBLER’.
some more of WINNIFRED SANDLER’S quilt work
WINNIFRED SANDLER also makes the dolls, that are sometimes found stitched
onto her quilt pieces.
LINDA BOKUNIEWICC and MARIAN SHIPLEY of the HUNTINGTON,
LONG ISLAND GUILD. Established in 1981 – it has about 100 members.
JUDY KNORR, who with LINDA BOKUNIEWICC, made the ‘Winter Bouquet’ quilt
hanging behind them. Claudia Chapman did the quilting. The quilt was featured in McCall’s
Quilting Magazine – and is their December 2008 – ‘Raffle’ Quilt (raffle tickets $1 !!) .
LISA KENHRLE and KAREN GRISKA of the EMPIRE QUILTERS GUILD. Behind them is their guild’s
2009 Raffle Quilt – ‘Broadway Jane’. EMPIRE QUILTERS holds its meetings at FIT,
Fashion Institute of Technology. check out: EMPIRE QUILTERS
the EMPIRE QUILTERS 2009 RAFFLE QUILT – ‘BROADWAY JANE’.
PHOTO: HAMLIN ROSE DIGITAL/COURTESY: EMPIRE QUILTERS
on the website, you can even opt to see the individual squares up close: EMPIRE QUILTERS,
as well as purchase raffle tickets !!
KAREN GRISKA’S crazy quilt was on the table in front of them.
detail – KAREN GRISKA’S crazy quilt – with all its many & various elements, including
yo-yos, crochet designs, beadwork, tiny metal charms, buttons, and intricate, colored stitches.
including a spider web – which Ms. GRISKA said was a Victorian crazy quilt – tradition.
KAREN GRISKA has also just published a very interesting book on SELVAGE quilting !!
see more here: KAREN GRISKA/SELVAGE EDGE !!
the blog on the site is most fun: KAREN GRISKA/SELVAGE BLOG !!
LEE EBS, also of EMPIRE QUILTERS, works on a baby quilt – why do we get the feeling,
that this baby is being aptly blessed – with a VERY !! contemporary ‘protection’.
QUICK !! – SOMEBODY MAKE – ME !! – A BIG ONE LIKE, that !!
LEE EBS’ baby quilt – being made for a friend of hers.
detail, LEE EBS – baby quilt.
LEE EBS – baby quilt, detail reverse backing field.
JENNIFER HORAN of the QUILT GUILD of BROOKLYN !!
see: QUILTERS’ GUILD OF BROOKLYN
MERRIE HANDFINGER, also of the QUILT GUILD of BROOKLYN, located in Park Slope.
her baby quilt is one of many, her guild makes and donates, to comfort NYC babies – born to disadvantaged/troubled beginnings.
ELLEN O’DWYER of the LONG ISLAND QUILTERS’ SOCIETY.
on the left, LEE KOGAN, curator of Public Programs and Special Exhibitions,
American Folk Art Museum – who organized this event.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH