|Center Diamond, made by Melinda King, |
United States, circa 1910-1930. Ardis and Robert
James Collection IQSCM 1997.007.0063.
By Joy Shalla Glenna
Membership and Public Programs Assistant
Red + Blue = Purple! Purple is my favorite color. I love this quilt. I look at it and see purple. It draws me – the straight lines, the simplicity, how austere and clean it is. It is comforting and yet hard.
I wonder about its maker. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a chat with her? What was her life like? What was her family like? I doubt it was simple. This makes me want to know more!