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Published: 07 November 2020

By Andy Ross

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Quilts and the Art World

The craft of quilting has a long and rich history and for decades quilts have been noted for their nostalgic references. Now they are being collected as works of art. 

Have a look at this interesting article from Artsy, which describes the way artists are now using quilting to make political and social statements. It has long been lamented that textiles do not necessarily have the weight that painting or drawing has in the art world but now that is changing; quilting techniques are influencing art. About time too. The use of textiles can add an extra dimension to works of art, and helps to make difficult subjects more accessible and personal.