The top 100 puzzle quilt this week, Ray of Light, by TQS favorite Jinny Beyer, may be one of the most recongizable on the planet. Jinny's quilt was chosen as the winner of The Great American Quilt contest sponsored by Good Housekeeping, the U.S. Historical Society, and the Museum of American Folk Art to celebrate the US Bicentennial. Almost 10,000 quilts were entered into the contest. The quilt is made from Indonesian batiks and American cottons. It is hand-pieced and hand quilted and is part of Jinny's personal collection. It was completed in 1977 and measures 80" x 91". The Hindi translation of "Ray of Light" is Kiran, which is also the name of Jinny's daughter.
To learn more about the quilt, visit Jinny's site at www.jinnybeyer.com.
You can also watch Jinny on The Quilt Show in Show 601: Perfect Your Hand Piecing and Show 313: TQS Quilting Legend 2008.
Ray of Light - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating
Ray of Light - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating
Ray of Light - 100 Pieces Rotating