Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Along the Spice Route

Sue and Elizabeth are proud and excited to announce that they are part of a new quilt exhibit making it's debut this weekend at Quiltfest Destination Savannah.  Curated by Paula Golden and Ann Reardon, each quilt celebrates a particular spice and it's country of origin.  And we now have permission to share pictures of our quilts and process!

Background from Paula:  "Returning crusader knights brought with them treasure chests not filled with jewels, but cinnamon, ginger, and peppercorns. The story of spices, some 5000 years old, is also the history of trade and commerce. The American continent would not have been discovered as early had it not been for the European desire to break the Arab traders' spice monopoly.
...Along the Spice Route” features 41 wall quilts depicting artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine. The exhibit offers an opportunity to discover the spices’ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world’s cultural heritages.  Visit to see pictures of all the quilts; click on Gallery, click on Along the Spice Route.  If you click on the first thumbnail for a larger view, you can then view as a slide show.  But I'm sure they will be much more spectacular in person!  You can also view the exhibit schedule to see if they will be coming to a location near you.

Above is Black Pepper from China, by Elizabeth Gibson.   Below is Mustard Seed from the Holy Land by Susan Price.
In the days to come we will show some close-ups and parts of our creative processes.

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