Saturday, July 17, 2010
The sexy men's magazine, DETAILS...CELEBRATES quilts, "Artisanal America"...
Sorry for this being so much writing but I have to CELEBRATE!!!!!
I am amazed as I read a magazine, Details August 2010, that Sean brought to me for the lettering that could be used in my collages. Flipping through ads of sexy men wearing Calvin Klein and the cologne that will secretly woo the woman...AND THEN, AND THEN, AND THEN,
I found and poured over a fabulous article written by Adam Sachs with the cover illustration of a map of United States made of linen and the article title stitched with needle and yarn dangling...CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS! I am going to have to send this to Trevor to reinforce that quilting is SEXY :).
....Exalting the handmade, the painstakingly crafted, the authentic...How the artisanl movement became our national consumer religion....
"When everything is falling apart (economy), it helps to know how to put things together....That when everything goes to hell, we'll all become potters and learn to make bread....This is anti-bling- status objects that fetishize sweat equity over equity funds....you''ll find expertise, discriminating selection of materials, time-consuming craftmanship. The return of the artisanal is like a return to the gold standard....
Timeline hightlighting crafting through the ages.....
1776 a widowed upholsterer named Betsy Ross hand-stitched the first American Flag
1991 A Civil War-era handmade quilt sells for $264,000 at Sotheby's
May 3, 2010 GreenFairy wins first place in the HMQS category of Novelty Custom for her gorgeous quilt design and long arm artistry
June 25, 2010 Penny at Sew-Take-A-Hike showcases her Dresden pillow on her blog
July 8, 2010 Mary Lou Weidman showcases her darling tote bags for retreat participants on her blog
July 12, 2010 Tara Haddock posts a gorgeous quilt she finishes and the Facebook fans go wild
July 16, 2010 Victoria at Bumble Beans announces the resurgence of crocheting and what a darling bracelet she has created!
July 18, 2010 Em celebrates the ARTIST!