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Images of perfection

The Maine Quilt Show last weekend, sponsored by the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, was packed with beauty. Today I am showing you my favorite quilt from the show.

In addition to the quilts made by individuals and submitted for display were two very interesting exhibits. One was quilts of World War II made between 1941 and 1945. I'll be posting those images as well.

The other exhibit, part of an altzheimer's awareness program, featured stunning and emotionally-laden quilts. No cameras were allowed in that exhibit. I had seen this exhibit two years ago at the Vermont Quilt Show in Burlington. I cried then as I did again on Saturday.

Here is another view of the quilt that won my heart on Saturday. Notice the workmanship and quilting details and the splendid use of color.

Detail of one corner on this lovely lovely quilt. This is indeed the work of someone who values 'slow' as in slow craft, slow art. A maker who is interested in process as well as in product.

I know the Amish say there is no perfect quilt; only God is perfect, they say, and they make a deliberate error on each of their quilts in homage to this belief.

But this quilt might be the nearest thing to perfect that I have ever seen.


Celeste Maia said...

Indeed this looks like the perfect quilt. The thinking that only God is perfect, so humans cannot make anything perfect is a Zen state of mind. The Japanese do the same, as an act of humility - they say - they leave a mistake either in porcelain, or other art forms. Frankly, I find that an act of greater vanity because it presumes you can have the perfection of God, but choose not to.

Pat said...

Yes. Yes. I agree. And was thinking that as I typed. But I, well, I will never need to deliberately make a mistake on a quilt.......or in life.

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