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About This Quilt

Although Posey made pieced quilts for many years, she was inspired by her daughter, Sarah Mary Taylor, to make appliqué quilts toward the end of her life. Due to her failing eyesight, she would have Taylor cut out the forms, then she’d group the figures together on blocks of fabric, often varying their arrangement in each section. Posey created lively quilts and became known for her use of bright colors. In this quilt, animals run, play, and gather together. Each block seems like an excerpt from a larger story. Posey’s use of contrasting colors and values adds to the animated feeling of the quilt.

Let's Look!

  • What are some of the animals in this quilt? What are they doing?
  • How would you describe the mood of this quilt? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What are some strategies that the artist used to make the different animals stand out?

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