I’m reblogging Maria Shell’s post on the Molly Upton exhibit at QuiltCon. Amazing quilts are timeless. I have Maria’s permission to do this.
The best most fabulous thing happened while I was at QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, California.
The Overcoat 1976
I got to spend a bit of time every day standing in front of Molly Upton’s amazing quilts.
As I wandered though the exhibition I kept thinking-
Watchtower detail 1975
How did I not know about her work?
These quilts are so incredibly modern and visionary, yet most of her work is at least 40 years old.
Blades Detail 1974
The thing that brought me to tears every time I looked at her art was knowing how it all ended. She took her own life before her 24th birthday.
Symbol-Self Portrait Without a Mirror 1975
What a tragedy that she did not grow old as a maker and an artist.
Pine Winter 1974
Here is what I know of the story. Pamela Weeks is a quilt historian and…
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