Save up to 25% off ALL T-shirts from the NeatoShop! Hurry - sale ends Nov 29, 2015.

Beautiful Improvisational Quilts Tell Stories


Improvisational quilting is about creative self expression through craft. Sherry Ann Byrd's family has been expressing itself through quilting for six generations. They love music and embody it with a needle and thread using mismatched pieces of fabric to create jazz portraits.  These chaotic creations are beautiful in their own right but legend has it that some improvisational quilts also tell unique stories.
One popular story was that when a particular sort of log-cabin pattern quilt was hung outside, it indicated a safe house on the Underground Railroad. Another claims that improvisational quilts had escape routes mapped out on them, either in topography or star patterns.

These unique folk art quilts are finally receiving recognition as works of art after being dismissed as unskilled work for many years and there is now a booming collectors' market for improvisational quilts.


Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Beautiful Improvisational Quilts Tell Stories"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More