Last Sunday, I shared the "Best in Show" quilt. This Sunday I want to share the quilt I was most intrigued with.
This is called "Silver Madonna 1" by Laurie Tigner of Rapid City, SD. She describes this piece, "Traditional icons were often covered in worked silver for protection. I painted then applied silver spandex and quilted to achieve this effect. Fabric was stretchy in four directions, but worked beautifully." Laurie Tigner also has photos of some of her other work on her website; it is really remarkable.
I have often wondered why I don't see more quilts inspired by religion. It seems strange to me because so much of the art from previous centuries depicted religious themes. Today's world is supposed to be more tolerant of differences in religion, but is it at the expense of keeping our beliefs more guarded and private perhaps from fear of being considered offensive of those who believe differently?
Just food for thought. Regardless of your religious beliefs, I hope we can agree that this quilt is amazing.
Thanks for reading today,