Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quilts on Etsy: Artful Patchwork

Handpicked on Etsy
Quilting, the traditional technique of artfully stitching together pieces of fabric to create household bedding, dates back centuries. Originally a domestic form of artsy craftwork, today it is regarded by collectors and museum curators as a higher form of aesthetic art that goes beyond utiliarian function. Does labeling some quilts as art exclude everday quilts from consideration? I maintain that everyday objects are certainly "artful" if not always "high art." Searching for quilted items on Etsy yields many pages of creations, and these are but twelve that caught my eye today for various reasons such as sublime selection of fabrics, incredible workmanship, modern take on a traditional craft, or delightfully fresh shabby chic style. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $30.00 to $400.00.
From top left to bottom right, today's Etsy artisans include: anaprindville, kimbuktu, inspirationalbaby, raggedyowl, mergenguedesigns, southerncharmquilts, FreePieceDesigns, ThreadedExpressions, IkdDesigns, katymoo, 2PureJoy, QuiltStudio


Southern Charm Quilts by Melanie said...

Wow...I am honored to be part of such a beautiful collection! Thank you so much for featuring me!

kimbuktu said...

You have provided a wonderful showcase for your special Etsy picks. I appreciate the respect you have shown in your description of the quilting art, and am honored to have my quilted bag included.

Andria said...

You're both very welcome for plug for your stores and the beautiful work you do. I hope these links will do some good for you! Please come back and visit, and chime in when you see something that catches your eye!

katymoo said...

Very cool, both to be chosen to be here as well as to find this wonderful venue for discovering new things. I'll be back often.


Andria said...

Hi Katy, I look forward to having you participate, here! Featured artists like yourself who contribute with comments and following will certainly get re-featured!

KCR Lehr Studio said...

Quilting at this level is indeed an art form. The heritage of this art combined with its contemporary application makes all of these works collection worthy. Great works! Thanks to Andria for featuring these excellent artisans.