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Needleworker of the Year 2000

First-Place Award for Cross-Stitch
Suzanne Quigley
Nominated by Count on Me
Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Prize sponsored by The DMC Corporation

Blues Garden
Artist Statement

The enclosed photographs are of a needlework piece that I designed in the fall of 1997 and spring of 1998. It is entitled “Blues Garden” and is stitched on Zweigart fabric - Melrose, antique white 28 count. I designed this piece because I wanted to try a variety of new stitches in addition to cross-stitch, use some of my favorite colors (blues and purples), and to design little gardens that would brighten my house. The idea for the gardens came from seeing formal historical gardens that had been fashioned into cross-stitch pieces. This piece consists of 9 small garden plots and uses the following stitches: cross stitch, oblique filling stitch, star stitch, mosaic filing stitch, fern stitch, smyrna cross, wheatear stitch, leviathan stitch, picot stitch, eyelet stitch, zig zag stitch, backstitch, algerian eye stitch, satin stitch, and tete-de boeuf stitch.

—Suzanne Quigley

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