Twice a year Sigrid Poeschl of “Atelier Poeschl” (a quiltshop in Vienna) opens her private house for a quiltshow. In January its only quilts made of hand-dyed fabrics but in summer the themes change each year.This year Sigrid Poeschl called for miniature quilts. And mini they really were.
The quilts are hung all through the house – on the stairways, in the living room, sometimes even in the bedroom. This makes a totally different setting for a show and gives a warm feeling. And you can see the quilts in there “natural” environment.
Back to the miniature quilts. I think this quilt with the tulip pots was the smallest in the show. My estimation is about 13 x 16 cm / 5 x 6 inches. To give you some impression of the size I put my hand next to the quilt. By the way – each flowerpot is pieced! (It really is – I touched the quilt. Sorry.) I don’t know what XXXX did with the seam allowances. And she made not only this quilt but another one with pieced cactee and one with pieced cats – all in this size!
The other quilts were about 20 x 30 cm / 8 x 12 inches in a lot of different techniques, ranging from traditional to contemporary.
All in all there were more than 200 miniature quilts. If you want to see all of them follow this link to the website of Atelier Poeschl. And if you are in or somewhere near Vienna, Austria you still have a chance to see them from August 8 – 10.