Monday, September 11, 2006

Big Mama's Quilts - Never too late!

It's never too late to start quilting.

Revelation! The Quilts of Marie "Big Mama" Roseman - just closed at the INTUIT: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago. Marie Roseman (1898 - 2004, a seamstress and midwife, started quilting in her 70s!

Her quilts illustrate her unique outlook on life. She incorporated regular items found in the house, such as yarn, artificial flowers, lace, and buttons, into her quilts. I would have loved to see this Duck Quilt in person! Marie Roseman's imaginative quilts remind me of Baltimore's Elizabeth Talford Scott, mother to bead artist Joyce Scott.

Martha Watterson and Doug Stock curated this first solo exhibit of Marie Roseman's work.

Be sure to check out Big Mama's quilts!

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