Name of Maker: Betty Jo Tatum
Inspired by 11th Century illuminated manuscript pages and Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (the tale of the Knight), this quilt is made entirely in silk and cotton/silk Radiance. I pieced the background, machine embroidered the old English verse from the Canterbury Tales, the tiny trees, and the letter "A", digitally painted the horse and the knight's face, printed them on cotton/silk Radiance. then I appliqued the knight and the horse's armament and the castle. The announcer boy hanging in the vines on the border, the birds, and two large flowers were inked onto cotton/silk Radiance and then appliqued. The border is quilted and then painted using setacolor and Jacquard fabric paints. The central theme is my original design. I was inspired by the border from an eleventh century illuminated manuscript, though I changed the background and modified the announcer music boy.