Alethea Ballard, the Maverick Quilter, has a unique approach to her quilting. She combines collage, broiderie perse, imagination, and of course appliqué that is....well, exuberant. (Alex took the pictures and forgot to take a picture of the signs.) So enjoy the quilts and art and visit Alethea's website to learn more. These quilts were on display at Bay Quilts, in El Cerrito, CA.


#14 Penny Jones 2020-01-22 08:54
Absolutely love it, such talent, and the humor is joyous!!
#13 Dianne Leever 2020-01-20 12:00
I am overwhelmed. These are so exciting to look at and each of them needs to be revisited a lot in order to 'see' everything. What talent and humor!
#12 Sue Griffen 2020-01-20 05:43
Your skill is truly a gift. I am a fan!!
#11 CarolBC 2020-01-20 05:34
How Ghastlies!!!... Fabrics used just as they ought to be! LOVE this whimsical approach.
#10 Sally27 2019-06-19 11:09
I LOVE this!!!!
I once made a net bag using this "technique", what a blast I had! (Although the snooties in the guild didn't enjoy it the way it was meant to be enjoyed
SOOO much FUN enjoy the process!!
#9 Waggs 2019-06-18 12:26
I want to be as free of the quilting rules as Alethea when I grow up.
I'm in my 70s now, when should I let go and fly?
#8 Lindsayfarm 2019-06-18 11:16
So creative.
#7 Jane Hackett Harris 2019-06-18 09:39
#6 Barbara Phillips 2019-06-17 20:49
#5 bopciaof5 2019-06-17 13:30
Wild & whimsical!
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