Inspired by Anni Albers

This quilt is a wedding gift for my friends Tara and Tim, who had the most beautiful Maine wedding last summer. The patchwork was inspired by Anni Albers, my hero in color and pattern. If you don’t know who she is, then go find out and thank me later. I feel a personal connection to Anni: she was turned away from taking 3D design & architectural courses at the Bauhaus in the 1920’s because she was a woman, and resigned to studying weaving instead. As an industrial designer (and sometimes weaver) myself, I can only imagine what incredible work she would have produced if she was allowed to pursue the career she wanted.

Tara is also a weaver/designer/engineer, making the inspiration very fitting. I hope the quilt accompanies her and Tim on a lifetime of happiness – and even more so if they find themselves moving to Brooklyn in the near future.

Many thanks to Tony, my go-to quilt model. You can admire his perfect hand and toe technique in the last two photos.


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3 thoughts on “Inspired by Anni Albers

  1. I love this! I have been trying to think of a quilt to make for my soon-to-be niece or nephew and they are choosing a brown/beige colour scheme for the room so this has given me a great idea of how the colours can go without looking too ‘brown’/boring! It looks so great :) Though I think mine will be a bit smaller haha!

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