By Mary Beth Krapil
Recycled Hexies is a special collection curated by Mary Kerr that was on display at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC in July. Re-purposing, reusing or recycling vintage textiles is quite in vogue these days. It’s a wonderful way to honor those stitchers who came before us, and to save those pieces of textile history for generations to come.
The quilters who contributed to this exhibit took unfinished quilt tops, blocks and fragments, as well as salvaged pieces of quilts that were damaged or neglected or well used, that were made with the popular hexagon pattern, and transformed them into contemporary quilts to be treasured and enjoyed.
I would like to share a small sampling of the exhibit with you.
Are you inspired to search the closets, attic, Grandma’s sewing room to bring those old neglected pieces back to life?