Tumbling blocks patterned Autograph quilt made by Adeline Harris Sears (1839–1931), found at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Online description of the exhibit: In 1856, seventeen-year-old Adeline Harris, the daughter of a well-to-do Rhode Island mill owner, conceived of a unique quiltmaking project. She sent small diamond-shaped pieces of white silk worldwide to people she esteemed as the most important figures of her day, asking each to sign the silk and return it to her. By the time the signatures were all returned and ready to be stitched into a tumbling-blocks patterned quilt, Adeline had amassed an astonishing collection of autographs. Her quilt features the signatures of eight American presidents; luminaries from the worlds of science, religion, and education; heroes of the Civil War; such authors as Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson; and an array of prominent artists.
Mosaic pieced quilt, titled Colori e profumi del Mediterraneo, made of approximately 24000 tiny squares snipped from old shirts, pillowcases and towels, by Italian patchwork artist Sonia Bardella.
Image by quiltinspiration from the In Full Bloom exhibition 2013 Houston.
Art quilts created by Japanese master quilter Noriko Endo. The artist has developed a unique quilting technique called Confetti Naturescapes, which involves layering colorful bits of fabric on batting, adding a covering of tulle and then machine quilting the entire piece.
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amazing motifs from the Festival of Quilts, UK, found here
A collection of experimental garments by Grace Kubilius (Photos by Carrie Anne Kelly)
Junk Bones is an exploration of the garment as an artifact, relic, or ghost. Torn and shredded materials have been woven, braided, and stitched back together. Paint, shellac, plastic, and rust have been used to coat and cover surfaces, transforming soft fiber materials into brittle exteriors, and stiff, rigid structures. When worn, the garments begin to unravel, decay, and crack.
Room installation consisting of various hand-woven walls created by textile designer Wies Preijde.
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Carpet and rugs made of lazer cut woods attached on durable textiles, by German textile designer Elisa Strozyk. Produced by Böwer.
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Bacon scarf by Swiss artist Natalie Luder, named “Fou Lard“, a word meaning scarf in French but also a pun consisting of the words crazy (fou) and fat (lard).
Digitally printed fine linen cushion painted by Paris-based Argentinian artist Haby Bonomo, for the French textile brand Genevieve Levy Édition