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Old 09-23-2010, 04:47 AM
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There doesn't seem to be too many places to find the look of African quilts. For some reason, I am drawn to the boldness of color and arrangement of what I HAVE seen. Have any of you made an African wallhanging or bed quilt that you would like to share?
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:19 AM
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try goggling African quilt images.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&expIds=17259,25941,26104,26309,26348,26578,26751,26758&sugexp=ldymls&tok=46-FH8Wwu8ubTBeyJKkFjQ&xhr=t&q=african+quilt+images&cp=20&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=11ObTKyFAYmfnQfns5X8Dg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCkQsAQwAA&biw=1350&bih=561
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:37 AM
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Yes I have made an african quilt, mainly out of fabric that I bought in South Africa. I will photograph it and post on bard in next couple of days
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I have just clicked on the site DAKOTAMAID suggested, and noticed that the people on the tour in the photos bought fabric at Mnandis. That is where I bouht most of the fabric for my quilt. It is not a quilting shop, but they make up african dress and also sell the fabric. I promised to send the owneer a photo of when I had finished the quilt. Which I did, perhaps they have it up in the shop. The western cape is my most favourite place on earth.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:11 AM
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Do you mean African quilts with images from African Nations or the African American quilts such as Gees Bend?
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:58 AM
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As I cannot seem to post pictures on this site. I have posted on PICTURES site on forum
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:52 AM
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Oh well. It looks as if one of my pics has posted
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Oh WOW! Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about! Thanks

How did you do the village background in the lower left hand corner? Did you design the entire quilt?

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Oh well. It looks as if one of my pics has posted
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:35 AM
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We must have 2 threads about African Quilts
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:52 AM
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That was a postcard that I copied and painted on the fabric. I did not design the quilt especially. It just evolved as I went along
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