Precious Water took Best of Show at the 2004 International Quilt Festival in Houston. It measures 77" x 85" and is made of 100% cotton fabric with polyester batting.  It is hand dye-painted with thickened fiber reactive dyes on cotton fabric and machine quilted.

Artist Statement:

In the spring of 2000, I dreamed of a yellow piece that spoke to me of the continual droughts that threaten so many places on our planet. Our fresh water is precious and limited. This is a worldwide problem that affects us all which is why the images represent four different continents. "Precious Water" is painted with dyes using six values of yellow, then quilted with over 200 different colors of thread.

Go to Hollis' website to see more of her work.

Precious Water - 36 pieces non-rotating

Precious Water - 100 pieces non-rotating

Precious Water - 300 pieces non-rotating

Precious Water - 100 pieces rotating

Precious Water - 300 pieces rotating


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