Quilt Display / August 28, 2017 / Emmeline
To a typical person a quilt might seem like a normal piece of bedding. But for many quilt owners this could not be further from the truth. Often they are one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Almost always they are hand made either by the owner or from a good friend. They have intricate designs and take dozens if not hundreds of hours to create. However since they are stitched together they usually don`t hold up to wear-and-tear like mass-manufactured blankets from a factory. This poses a dilemma for many owners.
As we get into November even Indian summer is becoming a distant memory. Now with the last leaves falling off the trees the weather turning sharply colder and the holidays approaching the emphasis seems to be on comfort. Indeed this is the time when people retreat to the comfort of their homes and enjoy meals and snacks that feature "comfort foods." It`s also the season when millions once again retrieve their comforters from quilt racks and keep them on their beds or their favorite easy chairs.
Mazloomi discusses how initially the work of African American quilters was largely ignored by the traditional quilting community as it did not conform to traditional commonly-held practices and beliefs surrounding quilting. Quilts created by African American quilters had naturally been influenced by the African culture from which the quilters and their ancestors had come. Even in the quilts of today the use of bold strong vibrant color can be seen in the quilts of their black creators.