Friday, October 21, 2016

New Project

I've been reading about the Mountain Artisans Quilt Cooperative that operated in West Virginia in the '60s and '70s, disbanding in 1978.   With the help of Sharon Rockefeller, the women were able to market their quilted fabrics to upscale interior decorators and designers during this time of revival of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
The Mountain Artisans Quilting Book is by Alfred Allan Lewis and gives the history of the co-op and even includes instructions on how to make their patchwork pieces.
The Rockefeller Quilt which appears on the cover and inside the book has inspired me to create a new hooked rug design, but now I have the challenge of seeking permission for the use of the motifs designed by Dorothy Weatherford on a piece made in 1970.

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