Monday, September 24, 2012

Tentmakers of Cairo (Egypt)


I have LOVED the quilts the Tentmakers of Cairo make for years and years now.  Their work is truly amazing.  I knew about them from a friend who lived there for a short time, and learned a lot about them.  In fact I own the above quilt - a truly spectacular piece of work.



I found this interview with Jenny Bowker and 2 tentmakers on you tube.  It is truly amazing to see them work.  So I thought you might like to see it too!  ENJOY!

7 comments from wonderful readers:

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

I'm speechless, so lovely and creative....

Karen said...

I knew nothing about this topic. I am off to watch the video.

beaquilter said...

wow! must take years to finish these, working on them every day! gorgeous

Karen said...

Just watched the video. Amazing. The men work so fast!

Me and My Stitches said...

That is truly amazing! I can't needle turn at all and am just in awe of how FAST they do this. All are such beautiful works of art.

Annette said...

Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I have to go watch it again.

Diane said...

I am amazed. They are beautiful! I would love to see them in person. Thank you for sharing the video.