Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Triangles

One of my favorite quilts from Show and Tell with the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild was made by Denise Holland.

Denise participated in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Triangles (a friendship triangle exchange) sponsored by The Quilt Show in 2011

Each participant was asked to use 2-inch HST papers for the exchange to help control accuracy.
They could submit as many as they wished, knowing that the number sent in, would be the same number sent back.

Denise received 280 HST that traveled from 40 states in the USA and 5 other countries;
Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand and Switzerland.
She felt that some of the fabrics sent back were rather ugly, and yet when all placed together, the quilt turned out beautifully.

There was even a HST signed by Alex Anderson!

and Ricky Timms!
I read on The Quilt Shows web site that there were a total of 615 participants from 14 countries before they closed the exchange in January 2011.
What a wonderful way to share quilting on an International level.

7 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

I really like the way the traveling quilt went together, too. The colors turned out very nicely.

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous idea and quilt.

karenfae said...

great idea and usually the ugly fabric disappears in a quilt with so many pieces - it really is a great way to use up ugly fabric :) the quilt is really pretty.
Karen

Needled Mom said...

That is stunning. I love the idea too!

quiltmom said...

Its a beautiful quilt Nedra- I love the pattern that she chose- it shows off all the gorgeous values in the fabric and does not hilight even one ugly fabric.
Sounds like a nice project- it sure made a fabulous quilt.
Regards, Anna

Janet said...

What a great quilt, I was in a swap like that once with my guild and it was a lot of fun to see the quilts that came out of it.

Cindy said...

So many points to match. Not for the faint hearted!
Beautiful.