Friday, April 3, 2015

Kawandi Adventure: Quilts by Margaret Fabrizio

We visited this show of beautiful quilts at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. 

All so beautiful! And then something really fun happened- as we drove away from the museum, I saw a woman dressed in an artful way, and I recognized her from a short video of Margaret that was included in her show.

I had Dave stop the car so I could get out and tell her how much I enjoyed her quilts. (No photo of our meeting- I'd left my camera in the car and Dave had driven off to get gas.)

We walked back to the museum together, along with the two gentlemen who were with her. We chatted about art and quilts.

 I found out that it was Margaret's 85th birthday that day- so great to see all of this creative energy and beautiful current work. That inspires me.

Her quilts appeal to me on so many levels. I love the connection to the Indian quilting tradition. I love the vibrant, saturated colors. I love the spontaneous, seemingly haphazard compositions. The textures created by the rows and rows of hand stitching. And the use of every scrap and the attention that brings to the beauty around us, even in the bits others might just throw away.

Make it a Wonderful Day!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these amazing quilts! I am a huge fan of her quilts. You must watch her videos on u-tube. They are so inspiring.. She is an incredible artist. How fortunate that you also got to meet with her.

  2. Thank you for sharing the exhibition. I am inspired that she made these when in her 70's....they are really exquisite.

  3. thank you so much for this. Just discovered it as I was browsing on YouTube. Incidentally, it was not my 75th birthday, but my 85th.
    You did a great job on this.

    1. I'm so happy you found me, and I'll correct your birthday! :D