My small group, The Undercover Quilters, is a book and quilting club. We read and discuss a book every month and once a year we choose a book to make quilts from. Our special exhibit All the Light We Cannot See was shown at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this year. It looked really good on the shady side of the Hen's Tooth shop. Luckily, Martha made these signs (below) to go with the exhibit so you can read something about us.
The orange and purple quilt you can see above was accidentally hung right in the middle of our exhibit, but was not part of our exhibit. All the other quilts get highlighted below. Enjoy!
Jane was inspired by the radio waves which are a major subject of the book. She includes quotes from the book as well.
Cindy was inspired to show the light within all of us, the "inner light" we cannot see that is created from our life experiences. She also breaks this light down into the full spectrum of colors.
Wanda is the over-achiever in our group. This small quilt is made from leftovers from her larger quilt you'll see below. She was inspired by the theme of movement of light and sound that runs through the book.
Susan created a quilt that depicts Marie-Laure's shelf of shells with real life shells she has attached to a pin-tucked ocean.
I didn't get a photo of Wanda's label on this one, but I believe the border pattern emulates the soundwaves that run through the book.
My quilt was inspired by a scene at the very end of the book where Frederick is visited by an owl. I have long wanted to do a close up of a bird's eye and this was the perfect opportunity.
Lani's quilt was inspired by the radio wave theme that runs through the book.
Betty's improvisational design was inspired by her travels to Paris.
Martha's quilt is made with hand dyed and painted fabrics which are sculpted to create the French coastline where most of the book takes place.
Sally's quilt was inspired by the miniature village that Marie-Laure's father created for his blind daughter to learn to navigate the streets of Paris. Sally's quilt is completely hand stitched and created with various textural scraps of fabric placed as if in a map.
Janelle's quilt was inspired by the sound and radio waves in the book. The Star of David represents the treatment of the Jews during World War 2.