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Conflagration, Desolation, Rejuvenation, Jubilation


Forest fires in 2011 and 2012 threatened my home and wreaked havoc on my mountain town of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. Through the smoke and haze we watched helplessly, unable to do more than document the devastation from our back porch as the fires moved down the valley. Finally, after two weeks of much needed rain in the summer of 2013, green shoots of grass and undergrowth sprouted through the ash amid the charred remains of our precious trees. When this new growth blossomed into brilliant yellow wild flowers carpeting the whole burned mountainside, I was suffused with hope for the future of our home and community. To reflect the transition from devastation to new life I generated a silk screen from one of my photographs and printed it on pieced backgrounds reflecting the stages of renewal in my surroundings.

Date Added: July 11, 2018


Name of Pattern or Block Original
Owned By Vicki Conley
Name of Maker Vicki Conley
Name of Quilter Vicki Conley
Year Made 2014
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City Ruidoso Downs
Located in State NM
Located in Country US
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Totally Original Design
Genre Art Quilt
Quilt Type Large Quilt
Quilt Width 53
Quilt Height 60
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton, Polyester, Commercial Batiks, Other
Fabric Used - Other Desc. Painted dryer sheets
Construction Technique Piecing and Applique
Construction Technique - Other Desc. silk screened
Piecing By Machine
Applique by Machine
Types of Quilting Machine Quilted, Quilted on long-arm
Embellishments Machine Embroidery


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