This was the announcement in the September 1994 Daily Grind that began our community quilt series.
Ken Lewis suggested that we undertake a project for our exhibition booth at the glass trade show next summer in Seattle. The form he suggested was that of the community quilt, wherein many members of the community contribute a square to the quilt producing a unique and expressive finished product. The pattern enclosed is a segment from Tiffany's Rosebush lamp. If you wish to contribute to the Association's "quilt", complete the pattern with your choice of glass and send it to us. We will mount it with all the other panels received and it will be the foremost display in the Association booth at the trade show. I am sure that our "quilt" will attest to the diversity and ingenuity of our members.
Each year since then, members are sent a square section of a
Tiffany pattern, or some other lamp pattern. They are free to interpret as
they choose, with glass choices and slight modifications to the pattern. Panels
are returned to ASGLA and mounted together as a "quilt."
Results are photographed and printed in our calendar, Lamps For All Seasons, and displayed at ASGLA.
In addition, our effort has inspired other group efforts.
Take a look at the Australian Quilts!