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The elements quilts September 16, 2011

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Several local quilters started a project making a periodic table out of several quilts.  The artists have a website that shows the quilt pieces representing each element, along with an explanation.

The quilts will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead until November 13th.  Additionally, there will be a program about the quilt on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

After looking through the project, I have to say that my favorites were Helium and Cesium.  Both were very pretty while conveying the idea.  (That, and Cesium had some major bling going on.)  I was also very amused by Arsenic, given how much I loved the movie Arsenic and Old Lace.

Which elements do you like?

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1. karifur - September 16, 2011

I was partial to Cesium and Helium also (not just because my mother made them), but I think Oxygen was my favorite – You probably can’t tell from the picture, but each of the leaves is a separate little piece of green fabric, bunched up and stitched into place, and the little flowers were made by stitching colored threads into the fabric. She really put a lot of love into that one.

To be fair to the other quilters, some of my favorites that WEREN’T made by my mom are Potassium (because I always associate potassium with bananas and was surprised by some of the other foods which contain it), Xenon (because I love how she worked Xe into the squares of the quilt and also purple is my favorite color), and Arsenic (because upon seeing the square, I knew imediately what the element must be without even looking at the title – perfect!)

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2. Chris Lindsay - September 16, 2011

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