Via a website visitors could create their own square of the Virtual Quilt.
The piece they created was automatically send by e-mail to the ‘real’ quiltmaker, Clara Wainwright (Boston, MA, USA).
Clara created the ‘virtual’ square in fabric and added it to the ‘physical quilt’ in the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, USA.
On the museum’s website visitors could follow the progress of the piece (by photographs).
Using a special Virtual Quilt web app they could see the current state of the Virtual Quilt as well as the current state of the real quilt. That way they also could locate their own square within the ‘real quilt’
Click HERE to see a demo of the Virtual Quilt.
In 2004 the Virtual Quilt became a part of the permanent collection of the Decordova Museum.