Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quilts in the Attic: Mary Moon, Who Were You

Life Lessons by Lynne Perrella
People think that my book Quilts in the Attic: Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts We Love is just about old quilts. And while it is true that most of the quilts in the book are old, I wanted my book to be so much more. In the story Mary Moon, Who Were You, there is a wonderful red and white quilt created by Mary Moon when she was 19 years old. However, the story also shares how Mary's life story and quilt influenced mixed media artist Lynne Perrella. There wasn't room in the book to share one of the art pieces that Lynne created so I am sharing one here (with permission). The piece is 11 x 14 inches. This essay showcases how quilts creates can and do reach across time and influence art. I'd like to think that Mary Moon Rockefeller would be pleased.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing that Karen. It's fun to see the history that didn't make the book! On another note -- I’ve been allocated 5 sites to award a Liebster Blog Award for inspiration and interest… I love your blog, so I think you should have one.
    Please check back to my blog to receive your award and pass it on.

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    1. Franki, What a wonderful surprise! Hugs, Karen

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  2. Karen -
    Appreciate how really beautiful this is, on so many different levels. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Diane, You are more than welcome. Hugs, Karen

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  3. Karen...What a great piece and a lovely story; I appreciate that you are sharing some "back stories" from your book here on the blog. Now to get the book on my next Amazon order..
    Kristin

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