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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Topography #2: Crest Trail" by Shannon Conley

Do a puzzle of Shannon Conley's quilt, Topography #2: Crest Trail.

Topography #2: Crest Trail
was inspired by the high desert mountains of Southern New Mexico and is a depiction of one of Shannon's very favorite hiking trails to take in those mountains. The quilt is made based on a U.S.G.S topographic map with all the layers individually cut out by Shannon.


Artist Statement: "The flexibility of cloth and stitch lends itself well to creating motion and texture, and I'm interested in how the processes of layering and then taking away can create dimension and shape. Layer after layer is peeled away to expose what's underneath: organic openings that shift in shape, color, and depth. This piece began with hand painted cloth and a machine quilted base, and then are layered and/or cut away, and anchored with hand stitching.  Each layer corresponds to a 160ft topo line from a USGS map of the White Mountain Wilderness in southern New Mexico.  The region depicted was chosen in gratefulness for my favorite childhood hiking trail: Crest Trail #25."


Click Here to see the Full Quilt.


See more of Shannon's quilts in Learn Canadian Smocking and Open Work with Shannon Conley | Miniature Quilts with Pat Holly.


Topography2CrestTrailbyShannonConley - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

Topography2CrestTrailbyShannonConley - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

Topography2CrestTrailbyShannonConley - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

Topography2CrestTrailbyShannonConley - 35 Pieces Rotating

Topography2CrestTrailbyShannonConley - 96 Pieces Rotating

Topography2CrestTrailbyShannonConley - 300 Pieces Rotating




Original Photo: Lucas Davis


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