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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Q is for Quilt


The folk art museum in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has a great collection of quilts.

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There is no question in my mind that these quilts are amongst the most beautiful ones I've ever seen.
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The lighting wasn't great for photography but I managed to get a representative sample of some of the quilts on display.
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The little light spots are somewhat annoying but I did my best.
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18 comments:

aka Penelope said...

Considering the lighting, you did a great job of capturing the images of these lovely quilts, Carver! The intricate designs must have taken a very long time to complete. The eye-straining patience and dedication to perfection is obvious in the finished work. These are a precious bit of history, indeed!

Judy said...

Those quilts are beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable collection of quilts, I think the first one is my favorite, it's so charming! :)
Léia

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Wow! Amazing art work!!! Love it :)
Happy ABC!

Sylvia K said...

I think you did a terrific job of capturing these, Carver! And what gorgeous quilts they are! Surely a great choice for the Q Day! I can only imagine the time and patience required to make one of these -- particularly at that time! Amazing! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Kate said...

Perfect choice for "Q"; lovely quilts.

Paula Scott said...

What beautiful quilts! A lot of time and effort in each of those pieces.

Roger Owen Green said...

QUALITY QUILTS!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

uncertainhorizon said...

such lovely photos, I have grown up with quilts, my grandmother made them. I love these photos.

Meryl said...

beautiful quilts.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Carver. I just sent a link to one of my best friends who is a quilter, because I think she'd love to see your photos of these grand old quilts.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

WoW! I would LOVE to see those quilts in person. I bet the workmanship is awesome. The colours are great.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful quilts. The designs are lovely.

ChrisJ said...

They really are beautiful and so detailed. Good photos, considering the difficulties.

Gattina said...

They all look very nice, what a great choice for Q !
Gattina
ABC Team

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Have been lucky enough to visit this museum. What a wealth of fiber art. You're right, the quilts are exceptional.

chubskulit said...

Lovely Q. Love that pattern.

Please find out what my Q is at Nostalgic Marveling

Reader Wil said...

This is very, very beautiful! I admire the people who made these brilliant quilts! Have a great weekend.

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