A few years ago, I heard about the Tentmakers of Cairo. Here is an excellent video about them by Bonnie McCaffery. There work has inspired me for a while, but with the American Quilter's Society offering it at 50% off through April 30th (Code: ART50), I knew it was time to buy a piece.
I purchase this one:
It came in the mail last week and was even more gorgeous than it looked on the internet. Here are a few close-ups.
I was so happy to have a nice label on it so I know who made it!
My mother and cousin also purchased a piece. Theirs are equally gorgeous: