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Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival



This festival, I'm sharing a quilt I've posted before called Farmlands.  It was commissioned by Smilow Hospital at the Yale New Haven Medical Center early this year to hang in their ICU wing.  You can read about its making and conception on earlier posts if you are interested (click here for more info).  I loved making this piece - the intense hours spent pouring over its design and construction were a way that I connected back to my childhood and upbringing.  I felt close to my father and grandparents who farmed our property, close to my ancestors whose life was connected to the plowing of land and building of walls, and close to my heritage of cultivation.   The threads of quilts are woven like memories through many layers, and each one tells its own story.  That is what I love about quilting.

22 comments:

Cecily said...

Beautiful and I love how you came you came up with the design. Lovely!

Connie Rose said...

I love that quilt, Vivika!

peg said...

Gorgeous.

upstateLisa said...

beautiful colors!

Carol said...

A beautiful piece.

Allie said...

That is incredible - really lovely!

Rachaeldaisy said...

A beautiful, special quilt made from your heart

Kit Lang said...

Lovely!

AnnieO said...

Oh! It's much bigger than I imagined from the photo. I love all the greens and the way you used the lighter shades for dimension. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Philippa said...

Fabulous quilt - and so pleased I've found your blog through the quilt festival. I'll be sure to return to see all the interesting things you are creating. Very inspiring.

Lonci said...

Very nice quilt:)

Kathy said...

Loved reading about the creation of your farmlands quilt.

Vicki said...

what a wonderful quilt! great work.

by Daisy said...

what an amazing piece of art!!!

Rose Hughes said...

lovely work! thank you for sharing this gorgeous quilt.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

beautiful greens!! farmlands for sure! well done!

mngirltx said...

Lovely!

Mama Mel said...

I love all the greens! Lovely! :)

quilthexle said...

Beautiful quilt - congrats to the commission! Your quilt says "farmland" in such a wonderful way, amazing! Thanks for sharing.

KateKwiltz said...

I really like this one. It's got a great, organic feel.

Victoria said...

Wonderful quilt and I adore the story behind it!

Eileen said...

wonderful design and such a great homage to your history! people will get great enjoyment from it, i'm sure. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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