American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 6 Canyonlands: Native American Quilts

The photo above shows unnamed Mescalero Apache members of “The Sewing Society” working on a quilt in 1916, along with missionary Katherine Arthur and her baby (far left).

The photo above shows unnamed Mescalero Apache members of “The Sewing Society” working on a quilt in 1916, along with missionary Katherine Arthur and her baby (far left).

Need a little inspiration for your Canyonlands block? Here is a gallery of quilts influenced by traditional Native American artwork. Some are made by quilters with Native American heritage, others by admirers of our land’s earliest cultures. Many of these quilts copy pottery and weaving designs or reference landscapes.

Early quilts by Native Americans, like those of many thrifty women across the country, were made of feed sacks and clothing scraps, transforming discards into items of beauty and utility. Montana quilter Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson said she would dream the colors of her quilts.

Find  Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 6 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

So far, we’ve received one entry for Block 6 “Canyonlands’.  Thank you Mary Sekula for sharing your lovely creation with us!!!  Nice work!

mary-sekula-block-6

Looking forward to seeing more AMB Mystery BOM entries from everyone out there.  Happy Sewing!

 

 

 

 

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