Monday, June 6, 2011

D-Day and a Quilt Show

Today is the anniversary of the commencement of Operation Overlord, D-day.

I though it appropriate to show some of the Quilts of the Netherlands that were created using the inspiration of Freedom. The liberation of the Netherlands was seperate from D-day but the point is the same.
I love seeing history represented in art like this.







I really wish I'd taken a better picture of the skirt. It was amazing!

I have lots more pictures to show of the Quilts of Netherlands show, there were some absolutly amazing quilts, and now that I have them downloaded I'll get them organized and show some more!
You notice I take pictures of the cards with quilts when I can. It helps me remember the quilt better, along with the artists information and anything else they've included.

ADDED- Different war but I thought it was really interesting article in my local paper about cave etchings in the tunnels under Vimy Ridge from WWI. Art during war in the most literal way.

4 comments:

Pieces to Love said...

beautiful works of art.

Deb said...

Thank you for sharing this. The skirt is amazing. It must have been a very moving/emotional quilt show.

My father fought in the US Army in World War II. I wish he had shared more about his experiences, but I suspect it was too painful to talk about.

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

Lis said...

Oh my, those quilts are so poignant, and so well made. It is good to see quilting used as an artform with a message in this way once in a while, thank you for sharing.

Tasha said...

Those are some great pictures! A very nice melding of history and art via quilting.

I'm also glad to hear that you're feeling better. Keep working on that voice of yours. For all that's between us, I'm working on being a better listener. Give me a shout if you need me, or even if you don't.