Maddy's Favorite Quilt Gallery
"Are quilts art? That has been a question reverberating around the quilt, craft, and art worlds for at least a century. The answer is not as simple as yes or no, and the debate concerns much more that new quilts versus old or formally trained artists versus domestic home sewers . . . Considering quilts from an artistic perspective began during the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century. Ladies' Home Journal and Needlecraft Magazine presented their readers with original designs and encouraged experimentation.
"Crafters and artists revitalized the question after World War 11. The back-to-the-land movement focused on handicraft traditions as part of a return to a pre-industrial lifestyle, while Pop Art expanded the art community's definition of acceptable content, material, and form."
"Abstract Design in American Quilts at the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art in 1971 called into question the assumed position of quilts primarily as functional crafts. Neither the art world nor the quilt world may fully claim these objects as their own, but the artists who make them have succeeded in challenging the boundaries of art, craft, and quilt." - International Quilt Study Center & Museum.
Here you have an online gallery displaying some of Maddy’s favorite quilt designs that’s she’s come across in recent months. This exhibit will occasionally rotate in order to display new quilts that catch the eye of Maddy and her Quilters Club sidekicks. So check back from time to time to see more beautiful quilt designs. You’ll find plenty of creative ideas in the Quilt Gallery.
These quilts are displayed in no particular order. Simply enjoy the beauty found in the art of quiltmaking!
Check back regularly for new quilt designs, images and ideas. This gallery will change as maddy comes across new quilt patterns and styles that catch her - or the Quilters Club's - eye.
Seeing the patchwork quilts, appliques, and other coverlets and spreads will stir your own imagination and inspire you to try your own designs.
Or you can simply enjoy paging though colorful deisgns and eye-pleasing works of fabric art.
"So many designs, so little time." - Anonymous