Geek Culture – Pancakes, Butter & Syrup Quilt with Bacon Rug

Breakfast in bed will never be the same!  As if the Pancakes, Butter & Syrup Quilt wasn’t cool enough…you get the Bacon Rug as well. The Pancakes, Butter & Syrup Quilt with Bacon Rug was crafted by Ros Cross in response to his amazement at the size of American food portions….not sure if I’ve seen pancakes this big inn the US, but here’s to trying!

Ros Cross was born in the United Kingdom and says,”The pancakes quilt was my response to the onslaught of American food (huge proportions) upon my arrival from the UK in 1973.” The quilt and rug are pictured and discussed on page 313 of Robert Shaw’s recent book American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007 as well as his earlier book The Art Quilt.

This remarkable early “soft sculpture” art quilt and accompanying rug were chosen to be included in the first major museum exhibition of non-traditional quilts, “The New American Quilt,” which was presented in 1976 by the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now the Museum of Arts and Design). “The New American Quilt” also included works by Helen Bitar, Lenore Davis, Radka Donnell, Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade, Elizabeth Gurrier, Susan Hoffman, Joan Lintault, Molly Upton, Wenda von Weise, and Katherine Westphal.


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