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the-waters-of-beaver-island
Name of Maker: Linda McDonough

This quilt is an imaginative interpretation of the constantly changing water surrounding Beaver Island, located in northern Lake Michigan.

evenings-with-sue
Name of Maker: Ginabeth Young

In 2014 I started a BOM called Afternoon Delight by Sue Garman.  It was easy to follow the pattern as written.  I usually stitched the appliqué in the evenings and often read Sue’s Blog before or after stitching.  Thus I always thought of the quilt as my “Evenings with Sue.”  It was quilted on a longarm by my great friend Jill Zollinger.  

In 2016 this quilt won “Best of Show” at the Williamson County Fair in Franklin, TN and the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, TN.  In 2017 it was voted Viewers Choice at the CVQA Historic Franklin Quilt Show, in Franklin, TN.  

elyssia-s-quilt
Name of Maker: Maron Dowell

My sister emailed me a 4 word message:  "I am a grandmother."  It took several emails to get all the details:  girl or boy, how big, whose baby, etc etc.  They wanted  purple and white, and this is the results.

o-canada-my-soul-belongs-to-thee
Name of Maker: Fiona Schiffl

This picture pieced quilt took about 18 months over 4.5 years to make. There’s ~6000 pieces not including the individual patches of batiste sewn in with every light grey and white piece. These were there to hide the seam allowances. Pieces start from the size of a pin head and work their way up. With that amount of seams, they are not going to sit nicely even in an alternate universe. Natural trapunto??? Many days of full time work would only produce about a 4” square of quilt. The quilt doesn’t photograph well. There is also a layer of batiste either side of the batting to help stabilise the quilt.

I noticed one night that the reflection of the quilt in the window gave it a lot more depth and looks very different. There’s a photo of it in reverse on my blog fionaschiffl.com along with the more in depth story of the quilt. I also noticed an almost full sized face looking up in the rocks. 

I love Lake Louise and I feel I’m really a Canadian trapped in an Australian’s body. If you can’t go to Canada, bring Canada to Australia is my motto.

This quilt got me through some of the worst and best times of my life. Looking at this photo in detail becoming a quilt was a blessing during this time. I’m glad to say I’ve done a lot of healing! 

The quilt won runner up (2nd place) in pictorial quilts in our state show so I’m over the moon.

Quilt size 165.5cm x 105cm. It weighs 2 kilos.

Original photo by James Wheeler (used with permission). 

 

falling-in-love
Name of Maker: Nancylynne Brazwell

This picture was taken by a friend of mine.... Loved it at first sight. Enjoyed making this marker of a wonderful time for my friends. Currently this piece is with them. Raw edge applique, free motion quilting, beading, trapunto, painting,


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