Thursday, February 2, 2017

Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers and Friendship: Day 4

Welcome to our tribute to Valentine's Day quilts ! With its emphasis on love, kindness and caring for others, Valentine's Day is one of our favorite celebrations. We're calling it "Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers, and Friendship."  Let's continue with Day 4 :

Hearts and Hats, 64 x 66", by Therese May

Therese May is a leader in the art quilts movement.  Hearts and Hats was shown in the special exhibit of her work, titled Quilting=Drawing=Quilting, at the 2016 Pacific International Quilt Festival.  It reminds us of the Red Hat Society of women who meet for fun and friendship, wearing red hats and purple clothing. The hearts, hats and women are machine appliqued and machine quilted, lettered with acrylic paint, and embellished with buttons which were stitched all around the binding. 

The phrase "Hearts and Hats" was written on the quilt as shown below.  the machine quilting was done by Jenny Michael.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.


  1. Are the red hat ladies still around doing their thing . . . I haven't seen any in a long time? Your twelve days of hearts, flowers and friendship is really fun . . . thanks for all the work that you are putting into it:)

  2. Is this a spin off of the poem, " When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    with a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me."?

  3. Love anything Therese May does. Thanks for sharing.


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