I’ve just finished working on my little section of a collaborative quilt with ‘Meridian’ a textile group who are based in the market town of Louth. The overall quilt will be a tribute to the Louth Panorama, painted by William Brown, which is an all-round view of the town and district as seen from the top of the spire of St James’s parish church in Louth as on a summer’s day in the 1840s. It depicts local life, the pattern of streets and the market place, with a roofscape little changed today. The painting consists of two canvases which have an interesting history and more information can be found on the Louth Museum website.
We each chose our favourite section of the painting to reproduce as a mini art quilt, either A4 or A3. My choice was the graveyard which I’ve made in A3. We were given free rein to use whatever techniques we wanted to use, I’ve created mine as a whole cloth, painted with Inktense and then hand and machine embroidered. I’ve used a bit of artistic licence to square up the layout and omitted the tiny figures. You can see the original section below.
I will add an update once we get all of the quilts joined together.
4 thoughts on “The Louth Panorama…..”
It’s lovely Karen x
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Thanks Sheila. I’ve just been to Louth and photographed the other quilts, which are lovely, so will post those later today.
Beautiful! So many small details to recreate, it looks like quite a painstaking project. I look forward to seeing all the pieces put together.
Thanks Ruth, I must admit I left the tomb stones til last as I wasn’t too sure how I was going to recreate those! Looking forward to seeing all the other finished quilts when we meet tomorrow.