Stained Glass Quilt

Stained Glass quilt--designs are appliqued to background in a way that maked it look like a stained glass window

Stained Glass quilt with news photo of Bettye and daughter Cindy.

In this type of quilt figures are cut out of cloth and appliquéd to squares in a manner that imitates stained glass.  Each figure is edged in dark fabric to represent the leading that joins the individual pieces of glass into one image and the squares are joined with strips that create the appearance of window panes. Bettye’s youngest daughter, Cindy Denton, shown with her mother in the photo below, drew each of the figures that Bettye used in making the quilt. (Photo of quilt courtesy of Jimmy Martin)

82” W X93”L (1982)