the guilded edge: Stitching Together on Manitoulin Island
A burst of light can be created by the use of colour, monochromatic, complimentary, and/or tertiary. The various designs and use of fabric can achieve this in a quilt, whether the design is traditional or contemporary.
This was achieved by the various quilts on display at the Hawberry Quilt Show at the Manitowaning Arena on September 17-18, 2011. The protective glass was covered by many quilts revealing a tapestry of colour. The transformation was prolific and fantastic!
With over 200 quilts and various items on display, the show was ready, except for one quilt. The last quilt to arrive, entitled Ground Zero Quilt, was in New York City the weekend before for the anniversary of 9/11.
Ground Zero Quilt, by Lois Jarvis, honoured the victims of the 9/11 disaster. The quilt was a burst of colour featuring many faces of the victims incorporated within the ‘Lone Star’ pattern. The quilt had its Canadian premiere at our show and visitors came from Manitoulin Island, the surrounding area, and the United States! Visitors were most impressed with the 214 quilts on display, and appreciated the number of hours of labour and stitching that each quilt took to accomplish their final piece of art in fabric.
Read more in our Spring 2012 issue.
Article by Jane Palmer