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This week's puzzle is Enchanted Garden from Cathleen Miller of Albuquerque, NM. Cathleen's quilt took Second place, Bed Quilts - Hand Quilted at 2013 AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster. It is another stunning mix of applique and quilting.

Enchanted Garden - 35 pieces non-rotating

Enchanted Garden - 100 pieces non-rotating

Enchanted Garden - 300 pieces non-rotating

Enchanted Garden - 100 pieces rotating

Enchanted Garden - 300 pieces rotating

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Gaven was created by Charlotte Warr Andersen in 1990.  Gaven means "the gift" in Danish. Charlotte made the quilt for a competition held in Denmark and it was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1990 Kjeldsen's Fairy Tale Contest. As one of the top three winners, Gaven was printed on the lid of butter cookie tins.

You can learn more about Charlotte and her friend Georgia Bonesteel in Episode 1209: A "Roundup" of Techniques from Two Terrific Teachers.

 

Gaven - 36 pieces non-rotating

Gaven - 100 pieces non-rotating

Gaven - 289 pieces non-rotating

Gaven - 100 pieces - rotating

Gaven - 289 pieces - rotating

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These adorable creatures can be found on the grounds of the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Montana where Alex and Ricky met up with Charlotte Warr Andersen for a taping.  Charlotte got down on the ground to take photos of these animals so she could make Overrun.

Click here to watch the trailer for Episode 1209 - A "Roundup" of Techniques from Two Terrific Teachers Featuring: Georgia Bonesteel/Charlotte Warr Andersen.

Overrun - 40 pieces non-rotating

Overrun - 102 pieces rotating

Overrun - 102 pieces non-rotating

Overrun - 300 pieces non-rotating

Overrun - 300 pieces rotating

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Giant Clam by Hollis Chatelain is one of a series of quilts she created based on the beauty and serenity of the underwater world.  It is 25" x 36" and uses hand-dye-painted fabric and is machine quilted.

Artist Statement:

During the last years I lived in Africa, I could see the ocean from my studio window. When I started noticing how many water related dreams and drawing ideas kept surfacing, I realized how living by the ocean for the first time was affecting my work. I became increasingly intrigued by the contrasts between the often rough and wild surface of the ocean and the beauty and serenity of the underwater world. I decided to make a series of underwater quilts to translate these feelings and emotions into my art.I love the graphics of the giant clam and made up the colors to suit what I thought it should look like.

You learn more about Hollis by watching Episode 1207: Out of Africa: From Life Experience to Incredible Quilts.

You can see more of Hollis' beautiful quilts by visiting her website: www.hollisart.com.

Giant Clam - 35 pieces non-rotating

Giant Clam - 96 pieces non-rotating

Giant Clam - 300 pieces non-rotating

Giant Clam - 96 pieces rotating

Giant Clam - 300 pieces rotating

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Denim Flow is a new piece from Hollis Chatelain and is example of the kind of quilt you'll see her working on in Episode 1207: Out of Africa: From Life Experience to Incredible Quilts. 

It is 42" x 34" and is machine appliqued and quilted.  Hollis used blue jean fabrics, hand-dye painted fabrics, poly-cotton batting, and polyester threads.

Artist Statement:

Denim Flow is the beginning of a new path for me.  My love of denim led me into a new way of making quilts. This technique of combining blue jeans and hand-dyed fabrics creates a soft sculptured impression.  When I finished this piece it seemed to resemble a topography map.

To see more of Hollis' work, visit her website at www.hollisart.com.

Denim Flow - 35 pieces non-rotating

Denim Flow - 99 pieces non-rotating

Denim Flow - 300 pieces non-rotating

Denim Flow - 99 pieces rotating

Denim Flow - 300 pieces rotating

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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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