A.P.C. Quilts by Jessica Ogden & Jean Touitou
The following A.P.C. quilt project was started by Jessica Ogden and Jean Touitou’s shared personal interest of the traditional craft. It was also inspired by the years of archived A.P.C. fabrics available to work with and trying to find a way to recycle them. Jessica is a passionate quilt and patchwork collector and has used them in her own collections. She was even named “the patchwork queen” by the press. So when Jean conceived this project, she jumped at the chance of being involved by designing and assembling the patchworks. The original reference point was the quilts that Jean’s mother made from Kenzo fabrics. Along with Jessica’s books about the 1970’s craft movement in America and the more formal Amish quilting. Jessica was given full access to the archived fabrics and the result is that the quilts incorporate part of the A.P.C. history. All of them have been stitched by hand by Indian women from the Bangalore region of India. A.P.C. presents a collection of 7 quilts, each one to be issued in 30 copies. They will be on sale from October 28th, 2010. This first program will be immediately followed by another collection of 7 quilts.