Lotus, Bobbi Finley
Carol Gilham Jones and Bobbi Finley's new book Tile Quilt Revival: Reinventing a Forgotten Form is in the quilt shops now. I wrote an introduction and got to include some photos I took of the tiles of Catalina Island.
Tile Quilts are a cross between applique and crazy quilts in which the backing fabric, the grout shows.
Starry Orange Peel, Bobbi Finley and Carol Gilham Jones
An interpretation of an antique quilt.
Here are two that aren't in the book.
Charles and His Favorite Things by Carol Gilham Jones
This fused portrait of Carol's husband also contains a portrait of Carol and their lovely dogs Grace and Sumo. The late Sophie is also on there.
All in the Family, Bobbi Finley and the Glory Bee, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2008
Bobbi is a cat person
The Road to California quilt event in Ontario, California will have a special exhibit of quilts from the book. Look for their show if you are going to Road to California at the Ontario Convention Center January 14-17. Read more about the exhibits here:http://www.road2ca.com/exhibits.html
Read more about the book Tile Quilt Revival here
See a few antique tile quilts by clicking on these links:
Cowan Auctions sold a terrific example several years ago. It's in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg now.
Woodard & Greenstein show a pair of tile quilt blocks.
Laura Fisher has a wool tile quilt on her website. It's appliqued shapes covered with embroidery.
And see a tile applique inspired by the book at Brandy B's blog