"It's time to celebrate the contributions of the millions of quilters who have used their creativity to bring beauty into our daily lives. Although quilting as a form of artistic expression has gained recognition in recent years, its artistic value would have been recognized decades ago if it wasn't primarily a pastime of women. We honor the love, dedication and creativity of quilters of the past who, often with no more than scraps to work with and little encouragement, produced works of art that enriched our daily lives," said Gina Walters of the International Color Institute.
"Now with a tip of the hat to today's quilters and legend Freddy Moran, we declare that "Red is a Neutral". We also introduce a new color 'Freddy Red' for 2019."
Here's a delightful Self-Portrait by "Red IS a Neutral" Freddy Moran. The quilt was part of the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit sponsored by the Northern California Quilt Council at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013.
Quilted by Judy Irish, it contains everything from beads to hidden messages and prairie points. Take a closer look.