BACK TO QUILTS

Etienne de Silhouette

CITE THIS QUILT

img
quilt

QUILT INDEX RECORD

52-152-439

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Quilt Alliance

Who documented this quilt?

Quilt Alliance; TWENTY

Quilt Alliance Inventory Number:

69

Quilt Title:

Etienne de Silhouette

Width:

20 inches

Length:

20 inches

Time period:

2000-2025

Date:

June 1, 2013

Materials:

Free motion, stitching and quilting, use of embellishments and beading

Quiltmaker:

Brown, Earamichia

City:

New York

State:

New York

Artist's Statement:

The word Silhouette is synonymous with figural side views. Etienne de Silhouette, the originator of the silhouette would be proud to know how long his influence has continued. Like every good tradition, the twenty years of Quilt Alliance has influenced many and given a new name to quilters everywhere. I made this quilt in honor of the Quilt Alliance’s twenty years of influence with a salute to Etienne. I also note that I spelled his last name Sillouhette because I could not get the song “alouette Jaunte aloutee” out of my head and initially thought about naming it Venti Sillouhette…hence the “mis”spelling of the last name.

View this image in larger sizes on the TWENTY contest Flickr gallery.

Click here to see all of the TWENTY quilts currently up for bid on eBay.

Cite this Quilt

Brown, Earamichi. Etienne de Silhouette. June 1, 2013. From Quilt Alliance, Quilt Alliance; TWENTY. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=52-152-439. Accessed: 04/13/24