Art 1 To the Song Festival Exhibited byBarbara Beer
Design Inspiration: This quilt is inspired by Rudolf Heimrath's tapestry which we saw in Riga, Latvia in the Museum of Applied Arts in 2011. Rudolf Heimrath (1926-1992) is the founder of Latvian textile art.
Made by: Barbara Beer Quilted by: Barbara Beer
Rudolf Heimrath created his colorful tapestry in 1960 showing participants wearing regional folk costumes on the way to the Song Festival. The All-Latvian Song and Dance Festival has been held since 1873, normally every five years in outdoor Daugava Stadium. The most recent festival took place from July 1-8, 2018, marking the 100th celebration of Latvian independence. The closing concert, in which a choir of 16,000 singers and other participants performed, and the subsequent sing-along night, was attended by more than 67,000 people. Raw-edge applique; silk and polyester threads; embroidery; inktense blocks and pencils, permanent markers, and paints used to create faces and details on clothing; polyester fringe; wool batting
Width: 38.5 inches Length: 23.5 inches
Techniques Used: Machine Applique, Machine Quilted, Inktense blocks and pencils, permanent markers and paint used to create faces and hands