Brave New Quilts :: Legacy Tour :: Sew Mama Sew

by KateG on 03/10/2013

in Books, Brave New Quilts, Quilting, Whip-Up

We are continuing to follow the Stash Books Legacy Blog Tour for Brave New Quilts by Whipup founder Kathreen Ricketson.

Today’s post is by Kristin Link of Sew Mama Sew, entitled Kathreen Ricketson’s Brave New Quilts Legacy Tour (or Why I spent an Entire Day Looking at Bauhaus Art)

Although Kathreen’s book doesn’t contain examples of the art of each period, in homage to the spirit of  Brave New Quilts, I thought I’d do a little research and share some inspiring art from just one of the 12 movements that are discussed in the book–Bauhaus. I hope that by reviewing this work, you’ll recognize the influence this art movement–from nearly a century ago –has had on the modern quilts of today, and perhaps be moved to make an art-inspired quilt of your own. (The quilt on the cover of the book, Weave, is Kathreen’s take on Bauhaus, and happens to be one of my favorites.)

We will be following each post on the Legacy Tour as some of Kathreen’s friends and admirers share their thoughts over the next couple of weeks.
Thursday 10/3 :: Maya Donenfeld
Friday 10/4 :: Alexandra Smith
Monday 10/7 : Sonya Philip
Tuesday 10/8 : Ellen Luckett Baker
Wednesday 10/9 : Andrea Jenkins
Thursday 10/10 : Shannon Cook
Friday 10/11 : Mimi Kirchner
Monday 10/14 : Cheryl Arkison

Whipup is also proud to be featuring some guest posts from crafters who knew and admired the work of Kathreen.

You can keep track of the Legacy Tour by following the hashtag #LegacyTour on social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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1 gina October 4, 2013 at 6:50 am

Thank you for keeping Kathreen’s colors and work vibrant and living. I’m so happy to have had a chance to work with her.


2 Maria G. October 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

Hello. Oh, the schedule is quite impressive… Will you reveal any secrets now? Keep going on this nice project. I’ll be following anyway :-) It’s mine too, by that I mean the quilt on the cover. I like the unusual colors a lot.


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