Friends with a Twist
"Friends With a Twist" was Mary Olson's first quilt and the one that opened her world up to appliqué.
Name of Maker:
Mary Olson and Garry Olson
Name of Quilter:
Inspired by the William Morris quilt, "Friends", from Michele Hill's book, William Morris in Appliqué ; Additional Design Work by Garry Olson
- - Free Motion Quilting
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After finding Michele Hill's book, William Morris in Appliqué, Mary brought it home to her husband, Garry Olson, who proceeded to take an interest in helping her make Friends With a Twist. The quilt was inspired by the William Morris work, Friends, from Michele's book, but expanded upon to include more blocks and designs to fit a king size bed. To do that, Mary turned to Garry, who was an art major, to create the designs to fill out the quilt that she was looking for to realize her vision.