Beauty Alert!!!

March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

I recently came across a wonderful blog written by Bill Volckening, called Wonky World. Bill studied at Rhode Island School of Design, School of Visual Arts, New York University, and the International Center of Photography has been collecting quilts for over 20 years. I like his philosophy. It’s very similar to ideas I’ve mentioned here on this blog before and that is: “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”. He shows his wonderful finds on his blog. Here are some of his recent New York Beauty acquisitions.

Reprinted with permission from the Volckening Collection, all rights reserved

Reprinted with permission from the Volckening Collection, all rights reserved

Reprinted with permission from the Volckening Collection, all rights reserved

But that’s not all… Bill gives us an insight into his collecting, how he does his research, checking to see if certain quilt variations are regional variations or just the inventions of a particular quilter and more. His writing is so interesting. I encourage you to take a look at the following posts as I’m sure you’ll find them fascinating.

Missing Links to Mystery Pattern

Elongated Diamond Sashing – A Regional Trait?

Coming Soon: Northwest Quilters Show at Expo Center!

In fact Bill’s blog is a great find and I’ve discovered it’s worth spending the time to look over his older posts like this one from last year where I found this beautiful Album with Lyre Medallion quilt.

Reprinted with permission from the Volckening Collection, all rights reserved

But wait there’s more…

Bill has a whole website devoted to his magnificent collection of quilts and he’s kindly given me permission to show you some of them (and of course I’ll share the link with you so you can go and see them all for yourselves) but you’ll have to wait till tomorrow. See you then…

 

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