Beauty and the Beast International Quilt

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Fanwork
Title: B&B International Quilt
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Date(s): 1990
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Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
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presented in July 1990 at TunnelCon
Ron Perlman (Vincent Wells) standing in front of the quilt at the November 25, 1990 Creation Con, photo by Karen Witkowski, printed in Once Upon a Time... Is Now #29 (Jan/Feb 1990)
Edward Albert (Elliot Burch) with the quilt at Great Expectations con in 1993

The B&B International Quilt was created by fans. The project was organized by Sally Newman.

The quilt was presented to Ron Koslow at TunnelCon and returned to fans for their enjoyment, and appears to have been displayed at other cons thereafter.

Its Beginning

In an October 1989 note in Once Upon a Time... Is Now #15: "Interested in helping make a quilt to be presented to B&B? Cotton (chintz) fabric & quilters needed."

Sally Newman of Mason Neck, VA is coordinating the B&B Quilt Project. The quilt, which will contain nearly 400 separate fabric blocks, will be presented to Ron Koslow or Witt-Thomas Productions at an upcoming event, perhaps TunnelCon I. (Anyone who saw Sally's baby quilt for Dalton Abbott (born October 4th to Linda Hamilton and Bruce Abbott) at the October convention in Virginia can tell you she is truly an artist.)

Fabric donations are being solicited from fans worldwide. Those who wish to participate should send a 7 by 7 (18 cm x 18 cm) square of fabric (perhaps from an old article of clothing) Please staple a small sample of your fabric to a 3x5 card with your name, address and telephone number on it. This donated fabric, along with plain fabric embroidered with quotes will cover the front of the quilt. The back will be plain fabric in which will be worked the names of all who contribute fabric, supplies, and/or time. Donations to help cover the cost of supplies, such as baiting, backing, etc, are also needed.

Sally is also seeking help in piecing together the quilt and embroidering squares. If you wish to put several squares together please so indicate (and include an extra large SASE). Helpers in the Northern Virginia area are especially needed to help with border work, large piece work and the actual quilting. She is also looking for favourite/appropriate quotations. [1]

The First Presentation

...piece-work quilt assembled from fabric donated by hundreds of B&B fans from around the world. On the back are the names of all the contributors and an appropriate sentiment. The quilt project was organized by Sally Newman and displayed at the 1990 TunnelCon Convention in Las Vegas. The quilt was presented to Ron Koslow and returned to fans for their enjoyment. Pillows were made of the leftover material and presented to guests. [2]

References

  1. ^ from Pipeline v.3 n.1
  2. ^ Fabric Art