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I came here from Russia a year ago. Quilt became my obsession. I study history of american quilting and everything about this art. As well I try to create my own works. So far I used american elements in my compositions (to feel the quilt), but want to create my own original quils....
response to both your comments... on here rogue quilter, or rogue as most refer to me as, and some call me rq :))
i love the quilt index and the uk museum site. i never thought of looking up quilts on them, but that is a great idea. i just seem to draw inspiration from antique quilts. vivid imagination that i have, i can't believe what these men & women accomplished in the conditions that some of them lived in. makes me feel embarrased for the complaining i do re:no space or room for my quilting. i also just really thoroughly enjoy looking at very old quilts. and w the ipad here, i can zoom in and examine the fabrics. fascinates me. there is a museum i saw and lost link to that has early & contemperary african-american quilts. fr slave days to current. i am an info junkie, whether it is science related, ethnic studies, geological...oh so many things fascinate me and i spend far too many hours of my days reading and searching for more. and quilting has become another source of endless journeys thru books and websites of historical quilts and history of use of quilting in garments and wall hangins and quilts thru the ages.
and i agree w you re: the visual impact and joy/wonder of pictorial or art quilts. i have always been solely interested in traditional quilt blocks and quilt styles. like you say, they seem to convey more of a sense of warmth, familial warmth. i don't look at the "good old days" with reverence or regret for loss of a simpler time. i can't and never have, been able to move into the future, my tomorrows, fast enough. out with old is fine w me. but we don't have to throw away cultural tradition and heritage in the process. so, those of us, i believe, that are clinging to our interest in the traditional quilt form, are helping to preserve and keep up front the old styles. they are right up there in the forefront of the current quilting interests along with the art quilt, the bali type quilts, the modern quilt movement quilts etc. love it.
i accept w great pleasure. did you know that there is a "history group" on here. it was one of the many groups that i excitedly joined when i was a newbie here. bur, unfortunately, it like the gardening, peicing, cooking and several others i joined are not active at all. they were when site started but not since. so, i guess i got a little excited when i read in your bio that you have developed interet in quilt history.
any way, very nice to have finally crossed paths w you!
hello. i am taking my morning look at mqp and saw your most recent photo post. you have been here from the sites' beginning and this is the first time i have seen you post. lol that must mean that you put more time into your quilting than i do. but i do so enjoy seeing and reading avout quilts made by others. and i am particularly glad to have seen your post this am and had the opportunity to see your quilt photos.
the "joy" & "autum..." quilts, all grouped together on your photo page. they are wonderful expressions of ...oh they would work w the "modern quilt movement" or reflect interest in early american "slave" quilt influence. i too fell in love w the history of quilting when i first started quilting. most of my books focus on quilts in american history, quilts of france, belgium & the british isles. i also read avout the history of various needle arts around the world and how they are being revived so as not to be lost. a peoples needle arts are as much their historical identity as thier ethnic costumes or thier languages.
wow...what a lovely break you have afforded me this a.m. thank you for sharing your quilts here.
HI - I had to say hello as we bear the same name (I am Anastasia Mary Page - nee Delaney)
I loved your cat, and your quilts, in particular the one lined with brown polka dots
I don't quilt (yet) I bead and I am trying to organise a web site etcetera. but money and time are always tight. You know how it is when you do craft - dishes, house, work, Husband (don't tell him!) all get in the way.