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Quilts as works of art?

I asked the question in my last post, what is an art quilt?

Is a quilt ‘art’ because it is outside the traditional patchwork style of quilt? Is it art simply because it has been hung on a wall instead of used as a bed covering?

These days many people hang quilts on the walls of their offices, or their homes, as decorative pieces, whether these quilts are so-called art quilts or are traditional style quilts used as artwork.

If it is hung as art, is it art?

Perhaps not, but if the owner of a quilt hangs it as art, then to that person it is an art quilt.

I consider some of my quilts to be art quilts, even although they are based on traditional blocks, they have been designed as art pieces, and meant to be hung as such.

This quilt, Come To The Water, is an interpretative quilt using a traditional patchwork block called Double Windmill as the background, and another old favourite quilt block, Grandmother’s Fan, as the windmill head. It was made to decorate my late husband’s newly refurbished office.

Come To The Water

 

You can see more of my quilts in the exhibition gallery

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Jan T

Former quilt artist, now a painter having a great time creating art!
For more than thirty years, I have been teaching (make that enthusing) people about making quilts, and am now retired!

And now I make art every day!

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