I love pictorial quilts. I love the detail, the story they tell . I love how fabric and thread make a beautiful and textured picture. A pictorial quilt inspired me to make this quilt of my families reunion at Bear Lake. It reminds me of the wonderful time I had with aunts, uncles, cousins, brother, sisters, children, mom and dad. Pretty much the whole family. It is a reminder of how blessed I am to have so many caring people in my life. The Dutchmen’s Puzzle reminds me of my heritage. I guess it is true what they say a picture is worth a million words. I don’t think a million words would ever be enough to express what all this quilt means to me.
So imagine my delight when I found this amazing book at the library. I had gone looking for a biography for my daughter. She needed it for a school assignment.
Each picture in this book is a picture of fiber art collage made by the author’s aunt. The detail is awesome. You can learn more about it here. And also see more of the art. This lady, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, is truly talented. What a beautiful way to remember something that must have been so horrible for her.
Oh the strength and perseverance she must have had. I admire her on so many levels.