“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few or freedom for a few” William Morris
(Just an update – – I just got word that this quilt will hand the the “500 Traditional Quilts Exhibit” at the Internation Quilt Festival/Chicago, April 7-9, 2016. It has also hung in Internation Quilt Festival/Houston, 2014 and at Quilt!Knit! Stitch! 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Then it will come home!! I’m so excited about the attention that this quilt has gotten)
At the urging of a friend, I entered this quilt in a competition to be published in a book “500 Traditional Quilts-500 series” by Karey Patterson Bresenhan. This quilt was accepted for publication in the book and it may be on display with other quilts from the book at the 40th Anniversary of Houston’s International Quilt Festival this fall. I sent it off this morning on its journey (and mine). I am so excited about this and also still pretty unbelieving! Here’s a link to the actual book
Another friend of mine, Danny La, took the professional photos for the book (these aren’t Danny’s photos!)
The quilt is hand appliqued, hand quilted and the design behind the tulips is stenciled on with Paint Stiks.
One of the great joys in life is welcoming grandchildren into your life. In them you can see the flickers of all those around them. It’s miraculous to watch your own children grow, but watching the next generation simply takes your breath away. Creating a new quilt offers the chance to focus on that new life and all of its possibilities.
This quilt was created for the first grandchild. It was inspired by the dragonfly fabric and enhanced with the tumbling blocks.
Machine pieced, machine appliqued, hand quilted
Retirement. What are you going to do with yourself? How are you going to stay busy? Are you going to travel? All well meaning questions, but not to worry. Now I can quilt as much as I want. All the ideas floating around in my head can finally see the light of day.
This is the first to come to the light of day as my work space is taking place. The gift certificate for retirement went right to the quilt shop!
The appliqué work on each corner is cut in one piece overplayed over each corner and hand appliquéd into place.
Quilt square around the compass is a modified “A Design in geometrics” published in the Kansas City Star. Oct. 24, 1956