Map Quilts

Our local Art Gallery (Lyndon House) is where our guild meets each month and where our Charity Bee meets each Wednesday morning.

As I was leaving the Charity Bee last week, I noticed a small exhibit in a side room and decided to have a look.

I was glad that I did because it was made up of QUILTS… quilts, all created by Cathy Fussell.

They were not classical quilts in that the top was made of cotton canvas, rather than cotton fabrics, but the designs were intriguing.

This one featured the waterways of Marion County in Georgia……

There was a topographical map of Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia……

But the highlight of the exhibit was this quilt……

…a cloth interpretation of a historic map called “The Margravate of Azilia.”

Drawn in 1717, it illustrates a proposal for a colony to be established between the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers in what would later become the State of Georgia.

As I looked closer, I realized that all of the filled-in pieces were not fabric but were quilting scribbles…..

I loved the trees in this section…..

It was a very interesting way to bring the map to life……

I guess that this proves the point that quilting inspiration comes in ALL SORTS OF PLACES!!!