One of kind folk art.

This was one of the earliest quilts that I entered into a juried quilt show. I received favorable comments from the judges, and their words inspired me to continue to enter (and be accepted into) quilt shows around the country.

 

North Star is our Polaris, but which one is the "correct" polaris? This quilt offers several stars which might be the right one... I’m not sure that the center star, the one right in front of us, is always the guiding light.

 

The green fabric is sheeting that I dyed myself. The leafy fabric is from South Africa. The name of the fabric, Langa Lapu, comes from the Xhosa for 'sun cloth'. And that's just how these wonderful hand-dyed fabrics are created.

 

Artisans combine leaves, ferns and seed pods from indigenous South African plants with eco-friendly dyes, expose the fabrics to the sun. These unique fabrics are available on the website, www.africanfabrics.co.uk. Magie Relph and Robert Irwin have been working for years to bring these (and other) wonderful fabrics from Africa

 

The bottom peek-a-boo border is a traditional African motif using African fabrics.

Approx. 64" x 64"

North Star

$337.50Price
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  • Dancing Spirit Quilts, tops, backing, and batting, and are 100% cotton.  Wash in warm water with a gentle detergent; they are dryer safe. Note: Quilts that are finished with or include a ragged edge may continue to "lint-out' during the next one or two washings, but will stabilize after that.