Seldom seen together, QuiltCon West 2016 had an exhibit of the quilts of Molly Upton.

"Quilts of Molly Upton" highlights the work of Molly Upton, a pioneer in the early stages of the art quilt movement.  Molly was known for working with velvet, silks, corduroy, and polyester blends.  They range from huge to tiny, and demonstrate Molly's mastery of design.  Molly passed away at the very early age of 23, but left an amazing legacy of quilting for us to enjoy.

This amazing exhibit was curated by Pamela Weeks who is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum. She is a quilt historian and an expert traditional quilter and contemporary fiber artist and has been a member of the league of NH Craftsmen since 1993.

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#6 Yooper32 2016-03-05 08:09
Very interesting, thought provoking and brain and sensory inspiration.
#5 Shirley Bullock 2016-03-03 09:42
The color choices and block designs excite my spirit.
#4 Ann Fahl 2016-03-02 11:36
She had a great sense of color and design. So sad she didn't live to see the wonderful growth in the area of art quilting.
#3 Barb Ide 2016-03-02 09:21
Thank you for sharing this. Molly Upton is someone I never heard of, but her work is extraordinary. She was just a couple of years younger than me, so her fabrics were familiar.
The most interesting aspect is the number of artistic techniques she explored in such a short time, and it appears that most, if not all, work was done by hand. What dedication at such a young age...
#2 Marilyn Clulow 2016-03-02 08:29
I am totally amazed. What a quilter and what a loss of such talent and creativity so soon .
#1 Rose Constable 2016-03-02 05:04
What an inspiration! I love working with scraps and now I see another direction.
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