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A line of quilts based on topography of parks and urban landscapes

TopoQuilts These customized quilts bring together the line work of topographical maps along with the tradition and elegance of widecloth cotton quilts. These heirloom quality quilts reference the topography of specific landscapes and places which often hold a specific memory or meaning to the person who has commissioned the work.
posted by badego on Apr 22, 2013 - 26 comments

Ron Swanson: The Quilt

Son. This is how you make a Ron Swanson quilt.
posted by pie ninja on Jul 28, 2012 - 14 comments

Crazy (quilt) to the max!

Pin Tangle is the blog of Australian quilter Sharon Boggon, whose style is decidedly maximalist. Her crazy quilt projects include a lace quilt (current a work in progress) and a "I drop the button box" quilt made with 2001 different elements and hand embroidered seams. Some of the blocks I like best: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789.
posted by of strange foe on Nov 5, 2011 - 5 comments

Drive-By Quiltings

Quilt + Overpass + Cowboy-hatted photographer speeding by = Drive-By Quiltings
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 31, 2011 - 28 comments

Heavy Bedding.

Ben Venom makes heavy metal quilts. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Aug 20, 2011 - 33 comments

The Sun Ra Quilt of Joy

The Sun Ra Quilt of Joy
posted by Joe Beese on Mar 7, 2009 - 28 comments

Portrait of a Textile Worker

Terese Agnew's Portrait of a Textile Worker.
posted by serazin on May 18, 2007 - 13 comments

Code Breaking

Did Anyone Really Follow the Drinking Gourd? Were you taught that slaves in the antebellum South sang this traditional song to convey coded instructions for escaping Northward? Were you taught that quilt block patterns could be read as a map to freedom, or that quilts were hung outside safe houses as signals to escaping slaves?Though these are among the most often taught stories of the operation of the Underground Railroad, current scholarship indicates that these aren't survivals of pre-Civil War African-American folklore, but legends constructed and popularized within the twentieth century, frequently by white writers and performers. In today's New York Times, these legends battle it out with fact in debate over the proposed design of a new Frederick Douglass memorial [PDF].
posted by Miko on Jan 23, 2007 - 42 comments

making millions of unseen workers visible

Portrait of a Textile Worker makes one person among millions of unseen workers visible. Her image was constructed with thirty thousand clothing labels stitched together over two years.
posted by heatherann on Jun 24, 2005 - 7 comments

The Zoom Quilt

The Zoom Quilt (uses flash)
posted by criticalbill on Nov 30, 2004 - 20 comments

Do the Mario!

Super Mario Quilt. If you're crafty and looking for the perfect gift for your significant other this holiday season, look no further. (via Kotaku.)
posted by hughbot on Nov 4, 2004 - 7 comments

The AIDS Memorial Quilt

The AIDS Memorial Quilt has an official website. Its quilt image database is browsable and searchable by name, and includes images of over 42,960 individual panels, each in honor of a lost loved one.

It's an utterly amazing testament to those claimed by the disease, and to those who have survived them.
posted by mattpfeff on Dec 1, 2001 - 2 comments

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