Monday, April 6, 2015

Crazy Quilt Block to Remember Mother

Greetings from New Hampshire,

Crazy Quilting was considered the first form of "art" quilting and to some extent reflects the aesthetics of the Japanese penchant for asymmetry, first noted at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Recently, I posted a photo of my latest Crazy Quilt (just a block) which is more of an tangible expression of emotion than a quilt for quilting's sake. You see, when I made the quilt, I was remembering my mother. I wrote an article about the experiences of her life, late in the game, and I include a photo of the quilt block. What is art, if not to express our reflections and responses to life?

Best regards,

Patricia L. Cummings

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