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Breath & The Clay 2019


  • Awake Church - Winston-Salem 7840 North Point Boulevard, Suite 120 Winston-Salem, NC 27106 United States (map)
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An original design quilt by Margaret Willingham has been curated into the Art Gallery at The Breath & The Clay.

The Breath & The Clay is a creative arts gathering exploring the intersections of art, faith and culture. The conference will take place March 22-24 at Awake Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

Forty works by various artist’s working in multiple mediums were curated into the Gallery exhibit. Among them is Margaret Willingham’s Red & White Explosion Quilt. The gallery is open March 22 - 24 at Awake Church, Winston-Salem, NC. The gallery is open to the public. Meet the creator at the Artists Meet and Greet.

Red & White Explosion Quilt (66” x 66”) 

Techniques: Hand reverse needle-turn appliqué; Hand needle-turn appliqué; hand quilted.

Materials: Cotton batiks. Bamboo batting 

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Simplicity. Elegance. Redemption. A dance of positive & negative space in red & white. This original design quilt has 17 unique, bursting blocks inspired by the functionally beautiful architecture of the Victorian Era. 

The center is red appliqué on white, positive space, in an exploding sunburst design. Christ’s sacrifice explodes out from His purity. The border is 16 different reverse appliqué blocks, negative space. We are all uniquely different, beautiful in our own right, and when we are covered in Christ’s blood we are purified from the inside out. 

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I love the exciting simplicity of two color quilts. I love red, I love to appliqué and reverse appliqué by hand, and I love to hand quilt.  This quilt brings together all these loves, just for the fun of it. Stitching and quilting by hand reminds us that Christ meticulously, painstakingly, lovingly takes the time to joyfully craft us into something beautiful.  He creates from beauty into beauty.

Quilt is available for sale.

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