Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Ties to the Past" Quilt

My mom and I recently attended a Quilt Show put on by the Kaleidoscope Quilt Guild of Lemon Grove.

I was blown away by a necktie quilt by Rita Anaya.
Ms. Anaya was kind enough to send me a photo of her quilt, since my camera was recently stolen.
There is a label on the back of the quilt that tells about it, and includes some of the interesting labels off the tie backs.

She said, "The ties belonged to my Dad who lived here in San Diego and some from my uncle who lived in Texas. Both passed away several years ago."

The wonderful thing about necktie quilts is the emotional layers, including a layer of whimsy in fun fabrics, a layer as a time capsule, and a layer of remembrance.
Often, necktie quilts are memorial or mourning quilts.
Necktie quilts tell a story--of the year the ties were made and the prevalent styles and colors of that time, and they also tell of the people who wore these ties...and how they were important to us.

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Blogger Andrea said...

That is a pretty quilt! I once had a women ask me to make a skirt for her teenage daughter from some of her late husband's neckties. The quilts (and the skirt) are a great memorial and peek into the past. Great post!

November 1, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

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