Ann Hermes makes really cool miniature quilts with antique and vintage fabrics. I have one of her squares for my Christmas tree. A resident of Ambler, transplanted from Illinois, she fell in love with the Pennsylvania quilting tradition. A chemist by day, she makes her pieces at night in what she calls her “quilt laboratory.” She certainly gets beautiful results! Her links page has a useful list of sites about quilt history and fabric. She will be in booth #51 at the North Penn Select Craft Show this Saturday, March 21st, 2009, 9:30-4:30.
Quilts have been a wonderful inspiration for my mosaics, and a show that I just visited was definitely visually satisfying: Bits & Pieces: Quilts from Scraps, February 22, 2009-August 22, 2009 at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA.