Shakespeare Wall Quilt

A while back, I made a wall quilt for my classroom featuring the monarchs of Britain. It helped for when I taught British literature.

Recently, I revisited that idea in the name of Shakespeare. I adore The Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta, and I call it my “happy place.” I wanted to do something special for them, so I bought a book of Boydell engravings from all the Shakespeare plays from his first folio. I also found images of the bard himself, Elizabeth I, the folio catalog page, and the list of principal actors. Using these images printed on fabric, I made a wall quilt. I color-coordinated them by genre.

I used fabric with gold accents, and I used a dull gold thread to quilt a meandering vine pattern.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled with how this came out. I gifted it to the tavern the other day. I told them they could keep it or auction it to raise funds. From my understanding, I believe they are keeping it. Such a high compliment. In the end, it’s a small token in comparison to the joy I’ve gotten from all their shows.

Author: Quest Quilts

Just your average citizen who loves literature and quilts and has an uncommon proclivity for both.

3 thoughts on “Shakespeare Wall Quilt”

  1. Very, very cool! Are the photos in fabric, too, & how did you get them that way? I’d love to make some sort of photo quilt, at some point, but am still SO loving and basking in the glory of my King-sized t-shirt quilt which is just about ready to be hung up, after some furniture moving.

    Yay, for you, Creative Quilt Maker!

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    1. There is printable fabric you can buy. I bought the fabric and took it to a printer store and used their nice printer. You can print pictures at home if you have an inkjet printer. I stopped offering it as a service a while back. Now if folks want pictures in their quilts, I just tell them how to do it

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