Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Friday

Good Friday is today, the Friday before Easter, the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We think that this Christ in Gold quilt is a beautiful celebration of the life of Christ.

Christ in Gold by Laurie Tigner (Rapid City, SD)

Laurie Tigner is a quilt designer, teacher and artist who says that one of her "loves" is religious art.  We were mesmerized by Christ in Gold at the 2014 Road to California quilt show.  Can you imagine making a quilt from stretchy gold Spandex?  Laurie Tigner says,  "This is my newest quilt in a series of Icons, exploring different techniques in Iconography and quilting. I really enjoyed using the Spandex fabric and learning how to do beading to embellish the work."

closeup, Christ in Gold by Laurie Tigner

Many painted icons were covered in heavily worked metal and embellished with precious stones, and we thought this heavily quilted piece looked exactly liked embossed and hammered gold work.  Christ in Gold took first place honors in the large wall quilt category at the 2013 Machine Quilters Exposition in Portland, Oregon and Second Place for Wall Quilts (Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted) at the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

For more information on Laurie, check out her website at Laurie Tigner Designs.  You also might be interested in a 2013 interview of Laurie Tigner by Pat Sloan at Auribuzz (on that post there is a free pieced quilt block designed by Laurie!)

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration. We previously featured Laurie Tigner's angel patterns in a post called The elegance of angels.


  1. Es una maravilla, que trabajo tan espectacular.
    Un beso

  2. I saw this quilt in person at the AQS show in Lancaster, PA. It is truly amazing. Your photos are great - I found it hard to photograpgh. But not photos do it justice. Thanks for a great post.

  3. I can't imagine spandex and paint but it certainly is impressive.


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