Andrea Brokenshire's quilt, My Rhodie, looked so real, we thought we should be able to smell it. This winner of 1st Place Innovative at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2018, also took home a ribbon for Viewer's Choice.

The ribbon for Viewer's Choice however, was a bit confusing...we aren't sure it's exactly "wearable."

Artist Statement:

54" x 46"

I made this to celebrate my parents. This quilt was inspired by a visit to the Rhododendron Gardens in Portland during the spring high bloom.
Machine Appliquéd, Sewing Machine Quilt, Original Design

Star Members can watch Andrea in Show 1706: Textural Backgrounds, Appliqué on Silk & Straight-Line Quilting.


#36 Candie 2018-10-25 13:08
Seeing the quilt on line, I feel I could run my hand over the quilt and feel the tenderness of a flower petal, The quilting only adds to the the beauty of the design
#35 Delrae Beermann 2018-10-25 12:26
My goodness - words can not express the quilt and how amazing it is! Thanks for sharing!
#34 Judith 2018-10-24 01:50
I hope the artist has more of these within her; I can only imagine how it must feel to produce such art as this, to hear how impactful ones work has been on others.
#33 Linda Towers 2018-10-23 05:06
What qualities make this beautiful quilt listed in the innovative category?
#32 Penny 2018-10-22 03:01
I am feeling like everyone else l was trying to think of a word to describe how exquisite this is and l can't come up with a with any that do it justice!!! One of the most beautiful quilts l have ever seen!!!!
#31 Patsy 2018-10-21 20:48
I saw this at the show and was mesmerized. It was an absolutely beautiful sight and so engaging...the details and workmanship were fascinating and I have no words to tell you how hard it was to turn away and go on to the rest of the show!
#30 Marlys 2018-10-21 16:04
Unbelievably beautiful. Truly no words to describe how fabulous this quilt is. It looks just like a photograph.
#29 Jackie 2018-10-21 11:44
I need to get the dictionary out and find a new word to express my awe when viewing this masterpiece. 8)
#28 Susan Babicz 2018-10-21 06:30
The quilting provides such texture. It is so lovely to look at. Would love to see in it’s entirety.
#27 Linda 2018-10-20 15:02
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