This quilt is dear to my heart. Designed and commissioned by the famous and brilliant Ivan Chermayeff, my group of quilters made this with our hands out of passion for quilting and love of friends. It is a giant friendship quilt.
Made especially for a wall in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA, it is named The Cabarrus Quilt. It is 40 feet wide. In this photo, it has just arrived home to my town. We have taken it out of the shipping package and are examining it for disrepair. It is in excellent condition after nearly 30 years.
Plans are being made to make a permanent display for this and the other giant Wall Quilt called The Original Worlds Largest Quilt in my town, Franklin, North Carolina, USA.
Until then they will be doing a bit of traveling for art exhibition. If you would like to display this ( or these ) in your town, please contact me.
Amazing! I think this shot really show just how big it is. Like & good luck in the contest!
Very interesting, Jean!
Nice view of this lovely quilt. Good luck in the contest!
Thank you, Joy, Andre, & Margot! Let me know if you a quilter's group in your area would like to borrow the giant quilts for a short exhibition. Right now they both are in storage.
Nice enquadre ! Beautiful shot and composition !
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Have a nice day !
Warm greetings from Paolo, Italy.
Beautiful color pattern! I liked.
Thank you, Pat. I appreciate your lovely compliment. Friendly greetings to you in Italy from a small town in the gentle mountains of North Carolina, USA.
Samad Talebpour, I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you!
Is there no end to your talents Jean? What a beautiful quilt, and such a lovely story behind it too! I'm sure, even after 30 years, you can remember as if it was only yesterday, which parts are your own personal handiwork. Thank you for the links also - so interesting.
Warm wishes, Amelia
Amelia, Yes, those were great times. I love a project with a deadline! I oversaw construction of this project, everything from purchase of materials and figuring how much to buy to drafting patterns and enlisting quilters to get everything done. I had to make sure all the quilt blocks were the exact correct size which is not as easy as it sounds. There were a lot of quilters and everybody got paid! It was a paying job! We were all so thrilled to get paid after the doing the World's Largest Quilt, all donated time. And by the way, after we finished The World's Largest Quilt, we were told by The Guinness Book Of World Records that quilting was not considered an interesting enough subject for the book. A couple of years later, they changed their minds as other groups topped each other and left us in the quilting dust. But still, we had The Original. :D
A formidable realization Jean! At first sight it seems like no two pattern are the same. Right?
You are entitled to be proud of it. LIKE it very much.
You are correct, Indri! No two patterns are the same.
Each pattern has a traditional name, some have two or several names.
Some pattern names are identical to different patterns so there was much research done to make sure that each pattern name wasn't duplicated with a different pattern. What I mean is, if there were two different patterns but they had the same identical name, we only used one of the patterns. I did a lot of research on patterns and pattern names before we began so that each pattern was different and each name was different.
A titanic work!
I had no idea that when quilting so much comes into play, Jean. Many thanks for the explanation.
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