Signature Quilts 7: Contemporary

Signature quilts today serve much the same function as they did in the 1840s and ‘50s. Contemporary signature quilts help us remember friends and family, whether they leave us through marriage, a cross-country move, or illness. They are also made to promote international friendship and understanding or to honor those who have made a contribution to the local, regional or national quilt community, as with “President’s Stars,” made for Beth Donaldson to celebrate her first term as the inaugural president of Lansing, Michigan’s Capitol City Quilt Guild. Some signature quilts created today are made primarily for art or personal expression, however, as with Georgia Blanton Hardt and the Morning Glories Stitch Group’s “To School and Home Again.”

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