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This exhibit catalogue chronicles the first-ever display in the United States of appliqué pieces made by several Tentmakers from Cairo, Egypt. The 95 works range in size from about 20 inches x 30 inches to 100 inches x 100 inches. Originally made to serve as interior decoration for the tents of sheiks and other tribal leaders, these beautiful appliqués are now used to decorate tents and modern buildings and rooms for special occasions such as weddings and funerals. Although constructed of three layers, they are not quilted per se; in the best work, no stitching shows through on the canvas backing. This first exhibit will be held August 22 - 25, 2012 in the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of the AQS Quilt Show & Contest of the same dates and place.
|Number of Pages||64|
|Number of Illustrations||115|
|Dimensions||8.30" x 8.30" x .20"|
|Publisher||American Quilter's Society|
- Stitch Like an Egyptian — Review by Patty Martin
- Oh my Gosh! What an amazing book! Try to resist looking at the pictures of the quilts until you read the first few pages of the book that give you the background information on the quilts. Then you, too, will be saying, "Oh my gosh!" That's all I'm going to say, except that this book will remain on my coffee table for a long time so I can share this story & the beautiful quilts with everyone else, quilters and non-quilters! (Posted on 8/27/12)