|Phoenix appliqué detail. Some of the fabrics were twill, others looked like handkerchiefs|
My weekly quilt group went on a field trip to the Michigan State Museum in East Lansing to see Quilts of Southwest China on the last day of the exhibit.
In southwest China traditional bed coverings are made of small pieces of appliquéd fabric. MSU and the Yunnan Nationalities Museum in Kuning documented this folk tradition.
|Fish appliqué detail|
|Piece work in a potholder style construction, individually constructed blocks sewn together|
Several quilts included appliqué outlined in embroidery.
|A traditional Chinese bed with bed coverings|
|Paper pattern templates on the right|