Team was selected based on the stories provided and pictures of the finished quilts.
- Hand Applique
- Hand Embroidery
- Hand Quilting
Show or Museums:
International Quilt Festival, Houston -Oct 2018 International Quilt Festival Chicago - March 2019. AQS Paducah, Kentucky - September 2019 AQS Charleston, SC - September 2019
I began to make my little quilt to lovely, accomplished and talented quilter Kathy from Florida in early fall 2017. When I look at the quilt today, months later, it surprises me, how different it is than if I had made it for myself, this quilt is for Kathy. Once I settled on the house theme, I knew I had to find Finnish fabric. The background is hand dyed by a Finnish quilter and the main print is by Marimekko – it could not be more Finnish than that. I live far up north, little bit above the Arctic Circle, and my surroundings and seasons often creep into my makings. The two moments I love most up here are the magic of May, when white nights once again return after the harsh winter, and the first snow in the fall. I was making the quilt when the first snow came. Once the snow comes, the sun goes; our deep winter is dark and cold, life settles inside the houses, they look inviting and cozy in the arctic winter. My quilt catches the moment of the first snow. Sometimes white snowflakes are like crocheted doilies when they fall quietly down. There is hand applique, embroidery, little bit of crochet, beading and then both machine and hand quilting on the quilt. I hope Kathy likes it.
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