Ann Lillholm's No Return is a thought-provoking Modern quilt. The image is quite simple, with stunning quilting, but the idea behind what she was trying to express will make you think. Find out what she has to say about our time on Earth.
No Return was on exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah Spring 2019 and also won 2nd Place - Wall Quilts - 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest.
Techniques: Hand-appliquéd, machine quilted
Quilting Method: Movable Machine
Ann Lillholm
Nuenen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
35" x 47"
Artist Statement:
From birth to death, we go through different stages. We have good and less good things happening in life; days with more colors and days with fewer colors. We have periods in life where life goes up and days where it goes down. Sometimes we decide to go right an other days we go left. Nobody knows what life's journey will bring us, the only thing that is for sure is there is No return. We simply have to follow the path. This I have shown with the arrows quilted around the colored bubbles.

#14 Georgeann in Katy Tx 2019-07-19 21:22
I am very drawn to quilts with negative space.
This one is quite cheery, and make you eye follow the path. The design and the quilting take you on a journey.
#13 victoriaedm 2019-07-14 20:58
Love the quilt, a masterpiece. It has to be since she comes from the same town as Vincent van Gogh!
#12 Becky PB 2019-07-13 13:59
What a beautiful and at the same time quite thought-provoki ng quilt! As I sit here just looking at it (full screen) I really like the green for the background. Green always makes me think about life, alive, growing, etc. I'm still thinking about life and the circle's colors as they gradate through the whole quilt. Absolutely a winner!
#11 Oldquilter52 2019-07-12 13:06
The quilting is magnificent. The colors move through the quilt and takes one on a journey
#10 chilisand 2019-07-12 12:33
Thought provoking, and well executed.
#9 bopciaof5 2019-07-12 11:45
#8 luthersmom 2019-07-12 09:45
Wow. This should be a flag for the environmental protection movement. No return. Yes, I will be thinking about this quilt for along time.
#7 hmastro 2019-07-12 09:32
Love, love, love this quilt.. the colors, the quilting, everything about it..
#6 quilta4265 2019-07-12 09:30
It definitely makes you think!
#5 Joanne Colgate 2019-07-12 09:06
I love this quilt and the thought behind it. When I first looked at it, I thought the path was going downward - I then realized that the “geese” were flying upward like our journey through life. The grey circles at the top are significant to me - I am at that place in my Journey through life.
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