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Kells: Magnum Opus

This quilt was inspired by the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript produced by Celtic monks around 800 A.D. The book records the gospels of the four evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with an ornate title page for the beginning of each of the gospels. Thorpe used the title page from the Gospel According to Luke as the major inspiration for the quilt.

Quilt on loan from the International Quilt Association World of Beauty Competition.

Thorpe was named one of 30 Distinguished Quilters of the World by Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. In 2003, KELLS: MAGNUM OPUS was designated a Masterpiece Quilt and Zena was inducted into the Master Quilters Guild, an institution of the National Quilting Association.