This is the last of the quilts that I’m detailing in the Kauri Museum.
There were so many that I could have made an individual post on… given you close ups and drooled about colour, technique, patterns and styles.
Many patterns as mentioned in a comment by GH, a fellow blogger from http://www.noodleswithbutter.blogspot.co.uk/ look like familiar American ones… if you look at my post of two days ago, indeed they probably are: quilting has gone International and quilters around the world add their own flavours, textures and colours according to their taste and the culture the pattern comes into.
This last quilt however has a flavour all of it’s own… and a theme that bought back many personal memories.
The quilt is called “Philately” and is a charity project by a local quilters group… and many of the stamps on it were ones I recognised!!!
How funny that memories came flooding back …of looking at stamps on letters as a kid and being fascinated by their designs. I even collected stamps for a little while as a child.
So sad that with the proliferation of e-mail, stamps will never really produce the same sort of memories for my children.
Not every stamp on the quilt is a New Zealand one and a few of the panels (the buzzy-bee toy) are iconic toys rather than stamps… but all in all, the wave of nostalgia that swept over me when I saw this quilt was palpable…
Yet again I’m in awe of the artisty and technical ability of these quilters. Since I’d love to learn quilting one day, these kind of exhibitions serve to both impart large measures of inspiration and intimidation… I don’t think that anything I could produce could ever look this amazing LOL.
Sorry if this post is rather photo heavy… there were twenty “stamps” featured in the quilt panel and they were all so amazing that I decided to include a close-up of each of them. I hope that you’ll agree that they are each worth their time in spotlight too.