At the start of the Great Depression in 1929, a new art movement called Regionalism was born, with paintings that were exclusively from the Midwest and depictions of simple rural life. The American Gothic, a painting by Grant Wood, is a landmark of that era.
The next issue of The Quilt Life displays the results of The American Gothic Challenge, in which quilters explored The American Gothic theme via their unique techniques.
Are you familiar with Bonnie Keller’s widely popular MS. MACDONALD’S FARM quilt? (It’s available from AQS as a full kit or block-of-the-month HERE.) Take a peek at MS. MACDONALD AND THE OLD GOAT, a quilt made for The American Gothic Challenge by Bonnie Keller and Lynn Czaban. They chose to reproduce The American Gothic in Ms. MacDonald’s farm-sassy style, with wild, colorful fabrics and unique personality—complete with a smirk on Ms. Macdonald’s face—while remaining true to the original work of art.
See this entry, along with the others in The American Gothic Challenge in the April, 2014 issue of The Quilt Life. For more information or to subscribe, Click HERE.