Featured at this year's "Traditions and Treasures" quilt show will be the “Supper Quilt,” modeled after Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper.”
The quilt was made by Dr. Donald Locke of Waxahachie, Texas and has been viewed by thousands throughout the United States and has been on exhibit in several countries. It has only appeared in New England once and may not be back in the area. This quilt show offers a unique opportunity to view this incredible piece of art. Dr. Locke is now retired and travels with the quilt, he hopes to have it hosted in every state, to date it has been to 32 states.
The quilt took Dr. Locke over 2 1/2 years to complete, equalling over 1,600 hours dedicated to the piece. It is impressive at 15 feet wide and 5.5 feet tall. It was constructed by sewing over 51,000 inch squares made up of some 350 different hand dyed fabrics that were sewn together to formulate the image. World renowned quilt artist Linda Taylor did the machine quilting for this work.
The guild has 130 members from 45 towns south and west of Boston, including Foxborough. There will be some 165 contemporary and traditional quilts on display made by guild members.
In addition to the individual works and “The Supper Quilt,” there will be a special small quilt exhibit loaned by the New England Quilt Museum, a tribute to New England, entitled “Lobstah to Green Monstah.”
The Quilt Show will also feature a boutique of items for sale, 20 vendors selling items related to quilting and sewing, there will be sewing machines for sale, a guild boutique of handmade items, raffle tickets will be available for guild’s quilt, other raffles include gift baskets, there will also be a booth dedicated to selling hand made bags made by the guild members. Refreshments are also available.
For more information about the show and The Supper Quilt, go to the guild's website.