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Newgrange Quilt

Newgrange Quilt


An on-line quilt group had a challenge, the subject was the Winter Solstice, the quilt had to be no larger than 160 inches (400cm) around, it had to contain a traditional block and certain techniques had to be used. lives in Hawaii where the winter solstice is of little significance, so she looked up the internet and found Newgrange on Knowth.com.

The quilt was started at the beginning of September 2004 and the front was finished by the Winter Solstice 2004. Except for the mound itself, it is made of quilting blocks named "Irish chain". The border has some of the petroglyphs found on the kerbstones around the mound. The quilt is 55 x 25" (137 x 62 cm).


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Spiral from the Newgrange quilt
Spiral from the Newgrange quilt



Hawaiian quilt



This Hawaiian quilt shows the goddess Pele (fire) and the goddess Poli'ahu (ice). They fight each other with alternating waves of fire and ice, according to legend. They are talking about Mauna Kea volcano, which is snow topped in the winter, but it has not erupted for thousands of years.


has been making quilts since 1989, before that she made batiks and painted watercolors. She lives in Hawaii, but is originally from The Netherlands.
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