Loose Threads: Infinite Variety Vortex Quilt Story

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Infinite Variety Vortex Quilt Story

This is Rebecca from Rebecca's Arts and Antiques in Shipshewana, Indiana, and notice what she is holding. While we were sewing at the Farmstead Inn, she came in with a package to show us.  She had just received the tote bag from her friend Joe who had been to the Infinite Variety Red and White quilt exhibit in New York.   Many of us that come regularly to the Dear Jane retreats have met Joe who is a quilt dealer from Ohio. Apparently at one time Joe owned the red and white Vortex quilt that was displayed at the show and is on the tote bag. He sold it to a dealer in New York who in turn sold it to Joanna Rose. Seeing Rebecca standing there with the tote bag really makes you think about the six degrees of separation theory.

And another strange turn regarding this quilt.  Last fall at the Dear Jane retreat I took this photo of a quilt recreated by my friend, Claire.  It is on display in an exhibit at the Elkhart County Historical Museum along with other quilts created by the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild as part of their latest temporary exhibit.  Claire made this quilt before anyone had even heard of the Infinite Variety Quilt Exhibit. 
“There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”    
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

All of my photos from the Dear Jane retreat are now up on my webshots page  http://community.webshots.com/user/luann426

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  Thanks for visiting. 


Linda said...

That is amazing, isn't it!?!? Wow, very cool too!

Editfolt said...

I do sew. Beautiful! Victor Vasarely. He was a Hungarian guy.

Annemariesquilt said...

A very special quilt realy, I loved it but it must be very hard to put together ;-)
I have ordered boarder and binding fabrics today from Us for Dresden quilt so it will take a while before I have a finish too ..

Claire said...

Thanks for mentioning the cool story from Rebecca and showing my quilt.

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