Name of Maker: Randa Mulford
I began this quilt in a workshop with Gloria Loughman, "Playing on the Surface." The technique she was teaching was to divide up the area of the quilt top into sections with gently curving lines, then to construct and embellish each section separately, reassembling all the sections before quilting. Although the design was intended to be abstract, as I worked on mine, the contours reminded me more and more of the hills and neolithic site at Newgrange, Ireland, which I had visited only a few days earlier. So the finished product became a rather abstract landscape of that area, with sprials and carved stones, the flowing river, and the many shades of green in the meadows and hills around the site.