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Cope: Scattering posted: 6/20/2003
by Martha Warshaw Printable Page
Category: Pieced Series: Quilt National 2003
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107" x 54"

(Martha is pictured here with her quilt)
New and recycled fabrics: bleached and/or inked; machine pieced and hand tied.

In the summer of 2001, I viewed a number antique ecclesiastical copes (capes) on display in European museums. One 14th century cope, worn out after centuries of use, had been cut up and used in three new vestments. In the 19th century, those three vestments were taken apart and the original cope was reassembled. In the 20th century, what remained of the cope was stitched to velvet for display.

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