unique artwork is by Rozemaryn Van der Horst, a member of the Kona
Coffee Quilters. Rozemaryn spent four months creating this wonderufl
masterpiece based on Newgrange.
belong to an on-line American quilt group. For the fun of it, we
were to make a challenge quilt. The
theme was winter solstice and it could be no larger than 160"
(400 cm) in circumference. It had to contain
a traditional block, a certain blue fabric and certain techniques.
of the entrance to Newgrange from Rozemaryn's quilt.
the winter solstice has little significance in Hawaii, I looked
on the internet and found Newgrange. I had never heard of it and
it intrigued me.
tried to find out more and made the quilt, which I started on September
3, 2004 and I finished the front around December 21, 2004.The required
traditional block is called Irish Chain and the quilt is constructed
of it, except the mound itself. In the border, the petroglyphs are
depicted, because the kerb stones in the quilt are a bit small to
have been making quilts since 1989. Before that I made batiks and
watercolors. Sometimes I still make a waterclor or two. I have quilts
in museums and private collections and some of them are still home
of one of the spirals on the quilt.
rear of the quilt features a reproduction of the magnificent corbelled
ceiling of Newgrange, which was constructed with such accuracy that
it has kept rainwater out of the chamber for over 5,000 years!
Rozemaryn says she is
grateful to Mythical Ireland for the many images of Newgrange featured
on this website, some of which helped her when creating the quilt.