Quilt by Anna Williams
Occasionally an artist comes across a direction-changing inspiration for her work. Anna Williams has given that gift to many contemporary quilters. She's from Louisiana, born in 1927. Her quilts are hand-pieced of small shards, worked into powerful compositions.
The American Quilters Society showed her work in 1995 and published a catalog of the exhibit, Anna Williams: Her Quilts and their Influences by Katherine Watts with Elizabeth Walker. That catalog is now out of print, but several people are encouraging the American Quilters Society to reprint it.
Read more about Anna Williams by checking this site:
Louisiana State University also gave her a show:
Among the artists who've been influenced: (Some are pictured---some require clicking)
See her blog post about Anna
The Lazy Gal
See her blog
I'm still quilting on it
Another by Deb Rowden
Kathy at Material Obsession sent a picture and a description:
This quilt, called Madness, was inspired by one that Anna Williams did and I admired. The key to Anna's were diagonal lines crossing over the vertical and horizontal pieces... This quilt came together rather quickly from my scraps over the last six years and is one of my favorites.
And a small one Deb Rowden, Terry Thompson and I did together
See this photo set:
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