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Quilters Look To The East For Latest Work


Derek McKissock

All this month, the Transylvania County Library will have examples of quilted art objects in the Japanese style.

Quilting is truly a global phenomenon.

Thought, styles, materials and techniques may vary in different parts of the world, but we find this craft everywhere – and a special variety of quilting can be discovered right here in Brevard.

About two years ago, 12 members of the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild, Area 5 group, got together to study quilt patterns and styles. Their resource was a book by UK textile artist and teacher Susan Briscoe, titled “Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match.” The result of their efforts is a colorful array of quilted art objects in the Japanese style o...

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