2018 Opportunity Quilt - "Flora Talavera"
Tickets are available through the day of the quilt show.
Members are each asked to sell a minimum of 20 tickets.
Tickets: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
The name of the winner will be drawn at the end of the Live Auction on Quilt Show day.
The 2018 Opportunity Quilt was designed by quilt artist J. Michelle Watts and pays homage to the beautiful Talavera pottery found in Spain and Mexico.
"Talavera is a type of majolica earthenware, distinguished by its white base glaze. Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the town of San Pablo del Monte (in Tlaxcala) and the cities of Puebla, Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali, as the clays needed and the history of this craft are both centered there. All pieces are hand-thrown on a potter's wheel and the glazes contain tin and lead, as they have since colonial times. This glaze must craze, be slightly porous and milky-white, but not pure white. There are only six permitted colors: blue, yellow, black, green, orange and mauve, and these colors must be made from natural pigments. The painted designs have a blurred appearance as they fuse slightly into the glaze.
Majolica pottery was brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the first century of the colonial period. Formally, the tradition that developed there is called Talavera Poblana to distinguish it from the similarly named Talavera pottery of Spain. It is a mixture of Italian, Spanish and indigenous ceramic techniques."
Information from Wikipedia...Talavera Pottery