Monday, May 28, 2007

Something Pertaining to God - catalog


If you can't travel to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont to see the exhibit, Something Pertaining to God: The Patchwork Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins, then get the catalog!

Eli Leon has written the 30-page catalog for the show of Rosie Lee Tompkins quilts and other patchwork creations. The text outlines Mrs. Tompkins life story and motivations for her quilting. Fifteen quilts are shown in full-color. I LOVE that the other creations, such as patchwork quilts, table runners, and even a jumper made out of men's ties are included. (I think its worth getting the catalog - just for the non-quilt images!) Graphic designer Vicky McCafferty did an excellent job of layout and spacing for the catalog.

Tompkins was deeply inspired by God when creating. Many of her pieces include appliqued crosses or Bible references. I wish that Leon had included more details about Tompkins embroidered writings.

To get your own catalog, contact the Shelburne Museum Gift Shop online, by calling (802) 985-3348 x3144 or via e-mail: museum_store@shelburnemuseum.org. ISBN: 978-0-939384-33-4. Retail price: $12.95. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I will be going to the show in June while at the Vermont Quilt Festival--can't wait!

Kyra said...

Debra, Hope you enjoyed the Vermont Quilt Festival - and saw the Something Pertaining to God exhibit - I'm jealous!

Best, Kyra