This quilt is called "Prairie Fire" by Ruth Powers of Carbondale, Kansas. She one the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry. It is machine pieced, and machine quilted. This original design was worked from an original sketch of the early spring burning of the Flint Hills.
This quilt reminds me of fall rather than fire, and more specifically a picture of my grandfather looking across the landscape of Herbert's Hill in Connecticut. Granted the landscape is not exactly the same, I don't remember a lake that can be seen from the hill, but it is interesting to me that, like all art, quilts can spark memories from your own experience.
Do you ever have strong memories sparked by looking at or using a particular quilt?
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