QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Friday, April 23, 2010

World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt

Gail Chalker of Gatton in Queensland, Australia, has organized the World's Biggest Hexagon quilt which was on display a few weeks ago in Brisbane.

She sent a link to information:
http://worldsbiggesthexagonquilt.blogspot.com/

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2273.asp

http://hexagonquilt-along2.blogspot.com/

It will be displayed at the Gatton Quilt Show from May 11-16, 2010.



One section in progress

When I was a contributing editor at Quilters Newsletter years ago I kept track of quilt records like the largest and smallest and most pieces etc. I'll have to rummage through those files and post some information on the record setters some day.


Gail's going for the Guinness Book of World's Records.

Now some will say that the AIDS quilt is the world's biggest quilt--- do remember this is the World's Largest Hexagon Quilt.

AIDS Quilt in Washington in 1987
And also remember that the AIDS quilt is not a stitched-together, single quilted quilt. It is the World's Largest Public Art Project. If all the sections were laid end to end today it would cover six blocks.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

I haven't commented lately, but I'm enjoying your posts immensely. Thanks for sharing all your research!

The Scrappy Bee said...

The hexagon quilt is fun. More hexagons than I ever want to sew. The AIDS quilt is such an outpouring of love to those who first got AIDS and there was little to do but watch them die.
I am glad there are treatments that help people HIV live longer lives, before developing AIDS.

Anonymous said...

Thought you might like to see the update and information on the launch of the finished quilt. Here’s the link:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8971.asp

cheerio
Judie Bellingham
Editor
http://www.bellaonline.com/site/Quilting

Armstrongyfuu said...

The hexagon quilt is fun. More hexagons than I ever want to sew. The AIDS quilt is such an outpouring of love to those who first got AIDS and there was little to do but watch them die. I am glad there are treatments that help people HIV live longer lives, before developing AIDS.