11,809 - Yo-Yo Carnival ($46.19)

11,809 - Yo-Yo Carnival ($46.19)

Laura Keyes Perry
Roanoke, VA USA

Width: 11.5" Length: 8.5"

Materials/Techniques: Yo-yos are made by gathering circles of fabric (by hand, of course). Yo-yo quilts were very popular in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. This quilt was made with cotton fabrics donated by Tammy Smith, K Eager, Eunice Fink, Peggy Daniels, Wilma Ranney, Margaret Joan Reynolds, Beuna Inman and Jan Stampfl. The black background was machine-quilted.

Artist Statement: Making yo-yo quilts was very popular in the 1930s, and it is still fun to see how different circles of fabric look when gathered into yo-yos. Normally, they were not stitched to a quilt but sewn together as a coverlet. Putting them on a quilt makes them easier to hang and protects them from wear and tear.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $46.19 for the AAQI.