Friday, 30 October 2015

MAGNA CARTA - Houston Quilt Festival

There is a brilliant special display of eight quilts created to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the MAGNA CARTA at Runnymede, England on June 15, 2015. Of course, we were all taught about the Magna Carta in 1215 during our history lessons at school, but seeing these quilts depicting scenes at the time is very moving as it is so much a part of our "rights" as human beings.
Brilliant white glove volunteer overseeing the display gave me a history lesson which I shan't even begin to relay but you can "google" for such.  A little different to my usual blog, just photos of this magnificent tribute as I wanted you to see the entire display.  ENJOY.

Study the famous people shown and see how many you recognize.

You may be interested to know that TERIAL MAGIC SPRAY was used for all the thread painting. Fabric was treated with Terial to make the stitching easier and more uniform. Terial stiffens the fabric, but it is not a starch. It is one of our best sellers and may be used in lieu of stabilizer for certain projects. Read about the making of the Magna Carta quilts HERE, it is so very interesting and quite amazing.
"We love your Terial Magic product, and it has become an integral part of making our thread-painted portraits of Human Rights heros and heroines on the four Legacy Quilts in the series." - Paula Doyle of Magna Carta Quilt Association.

1 comment:

  1. What a stunning viewing to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta thank you. Hugs fe