Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

In honor of mothers everywhere, here is a beautifully hand-painted and appliqued quilt which we spotted at the 2011 Houston IQF. We think that this piece captures the bond between a mother and her child, as she cradles the child's body in her arms.  The mother and child are surrounded by appliqued words which almost seem to float: "They are sleeping and dreaming." 

Dreaming by Sonia Bardella, San Michele Al Tagilmento, Italy.  Photo by Quilt Inspiration

Sonia Bardella says, "I've tried to interpret dreaming using contemporary techniques. The background is made up words and letters which show how language is an important part of our dreams."  A closeup photo of the mother and child is shown below.

Image credits:  Photo by Quilt Inspiration, taken at the 2011 Houston International Quilt Festival.  This quilt impressed us as as having one of the most innovative and original themes at the show. 

1 comment:

  1. This quilt is a true portrait - just beautiful. I studied it for a long time. Thank you for bringing us great quilts and for your thoughtful commentary especially.


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