Christmas in July

Christmas in July by Marva Swanson

The featured quilt of the week in the December 26, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Christmas in July.  It was created by Marva Swanson.

Marva Swanson

Unfortunately, this is another quilt where the picture does not do it justice. This quilt, made of Christmas holly, has thousands of red crystals that make the holly come alive. Since we will ring in a new year in a few days, this quilt will add lots of sparkly fireworks to your celebration.
 
Embellishments such as crystals are another step on the quilting journey. I am sure your grandmother never put crystals in her quilt, but modern quilters continue to embrace the quilt as art.
 
To see  Christmas in July  in person, visit the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Facility in East Point, Georgia. It is part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts.

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