Saturday, 20 February 2016

More about Molly Upton

I went to a very informative lecture today by Pam Weeks about Molly Upton and her quilts which are the subject of continuing research.Members of Molly's family were in the front row and were referred to for information from time to time. Pam set Molly's work in the context of her time and the history of quiltmaking as a whole which appealed to me. Molly and her friend, Susan Hoffman, set out to make 60 quilts often in pairs though Molly's showed the greater sophistication..
Childhood illustrations

Teenage Molly and friend Susan holding a craft stall.
Paired quilts, Molly's more sophisticated one on left

Paired quilts

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