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Thread: Utility or Art?

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    Utility or Art?

    We all have our way of quilting and it gets debated often. Utility or art, fluffy or flat, I could go on but we all know how opinionated we can be. Appreciation....lets leave it there.

    Depending on your culture a quilt can be both utility and art. You hand quilters will love this and be in awe! The real kicker is what they charge!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=39zkCcQqWp0

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    Amazing. I watched the entire video and was so awwed with amazement and the jaw dropped with such beautiful artwork quilts. The history was fascinating also. Thanks for sharing.
    Brenda

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    Wow. This is amazing! Absolutely another level of perfection. I am stunned. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    Wow is the right word. Amazing, these men are so talented.

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    Thank you so much. These men need to come here Nd teach us.

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    What a feast for the eye. Thank you so much for posting this.

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    All I can say is WOW.
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    Very beautiful work!

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    WOW is the only word that comes to mind right away. What amazing sewers the men there are, just beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    You are all very welcome!

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    OMG that entire vidcast was awesome.....i would love to have had the opportunity to by the one they discussed the price over........incredible..they need to make a pattern book they would surely make a fortune .. in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nantie View Post
    OMG that entire vidcast was awesome.....i would love to have had the opportunity to by the one they discussed the price over........incredible..they need to make a pattern book they would surely make a fortune .. in my opinion
    You read my mind! I would love to have one. Not so sure bout making one , looks time consuming.

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    I had the awesome experience of watching these two tent makers at the AQS show here in Grand Rapids, MI last month. It's amazing to watch them work so quickly. They just sat on some benches with their fabric all around them, and stitched away like crazy!
    Although the YouTube pics were beautiful, they don't do them justice. You have to see them in real life...heavenly! They sold every single one of their quilts on display during that week. Thanks for sharing the video!

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    Neat video! Amazing what they can do, and how fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Mary View Post
    I had the awesome experience of watching these two tent makers at the AQS show here in Grand Rapids, MI last month. It's amazing to watch them work so quickly. They just sat on some benches with their fabric all around them, and stitched away like crazy!
    Although the YouTube pics were beautiful, they don't do them justice. You have to see them in real life...heavenly! They sold every single one of their quilts on display during that week. Thanks for sharing the video!
    I was unable to make it to the Grand Rapids show, so I'm going to DesMoines for the express purpose of seeing these guys, and hopefully coming home with one of their masterpieces!! Hubby said buy so ... I'll BUY!!
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    I also the quilts in grand rapids, wow! Unbelievable work !

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    Oh my, what beautiful pieces and the history behind the art was fascinating. Thanks so much for the link. I was glad to see their techniques and the speed of the hand sewing was amazing.

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    Thanks for sharing with us. Incredible, beautiful and they are so fast.....hope they sell all they can produce, 'bout time they were paid a fair amount for their craft.

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    WOW. that is amazing! His fingers just flew as he was sewing! such beautiful work . They arent paid enough for [email protected]

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    Thank you so much for sharing ths info with us. It was really interesting and enjoyable.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    When I do hand work I work slow and still have stitches showing sometimes. I don't know how they work that fast and get the wonderful results they do!

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    Absolutely amazing. So beautiful.
    Shall we all gather in Cairo to buy?
    Does anyone know if we can buy one of these "online"?

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    Very talented men and so many gorgeous quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaskaquilter View Post
    What a feast for the eye. Thank you so much for posting this.
    From me too I found it absolutely fascinating so I Googled microwave tentmakers of cairo quilts and them clicked on Images,WOW is all I can say.

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    I watched the posted link and then clicked on the video of the 2011 Houston Quilt festival. OMG!!!! There is SO much talent in this world! I am in COMPLETE AWE!!! I know many of you on this board are of the level of talent I just watched.

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