Monday, 16 March 2009

Patchwork Quilts, a declining artform?

In response to a local radioshow asking for responses on dealing with old duvets, I submitted the following:

"Duvets - If you are creative with a needle and thread or know someone who is, convert a thin duvet the into a patchwork to make a fantastic quilted gift!
Note: get the old duvet cleaned to kill dust mites and reduce dust mite allergens before quilting.
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The presenters response implied that making patchwork quilts was not a likely activity in this day and age.

This made me think, is this true? Am I an old fogey? My family enjoy the occasional craft (see my mothers patchwork cushions above)and I'm sure there is a quilting community.

What is your opinion? Quilting/Patchwork quilts: Dead art or alive and kicking. please comment below!

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  1. We made a quilt for the first time as a wedding present for a friend - but that was more than 20yrs ago!

  2. I associate this sort of thing with the Amish. I didn't realise anyone else did it.

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