The Needleworker of the Year 2000
First-Place Award for Quilting
Nominated by Quilter's Delight
Prize sponsored by Quilters' Resource
This quilt is an untraditional way to present
very traditional quilting designs and methods. Nothing I have
done is new except the fabric selection and placement. English
paper piecing, broderie perse, appliqué, and embellishments,
etc., are old techniques. Borrowing from these methods, I have
adapted them to my own style. The possibilities are as endless
as the individual choices made in the presentation of these
quilts. The result of the quiltmaker's efforts is a unique art
The foundation layer of this quilt consists
of approximately 1400 three-quarter inch hexagons hand sewn
together in the Grandmother's Flower Garden design. Approximately
200 pieces of hand appliqué accent and define the foundation
layer. Some of the hand appliqué has been padded to add
dimension to the quilt. Hand beading also embellished the quilt.
The tassels were made from embroidery floss, gathered and tied.
The knife edge border follows the hexagon edge and is finished
with close whip stitch to the backing with batting in between.
All is hand quilted. Dimensions: 53 by 41 inches (143.6 by 104.1
Interweave, Inc. 201 East Fourth Street, Loveland, Colorado
Phone: (970) 669-7672 Fax: (970) 669-6117 Email: Piecework@interweave.com