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Level & Plumb
8" X 45.5"
Pendleton, Indiana USA
This piece is all about vertical and horizontal. In my family
of woodworkers, level and plumb are the gold standard and I've
applied them to this quilt. Cotton and silk fabrics, couched
pearl cotton, machine pieced and quilted. Embellished with beads,
plastic laser designs, a commercial level bubble and handmade
wooden plumb bob.
Size: Loop 1: 2.5" x 19"
Loop 2: 2" x 19"
Loop 3: 1.75" x 19"
Warrenton, VA, USA
I decided to do a mobius loop for this round. I had originally
intended to use hardware cloth to form the loop and then cover
it, but ended up using buckram on the inside instead. Batting
on both sides and lots of stitching made it keep the shape
I wanted. When I finished the first loop, it didn't look very
interesting by itself, so I decided to add two more loops.
“Flori Flora #6”
H: 70cm/ 28” – W: 12,5cm/ 5”
In fact this is the trial piece made for the first S&N
challenge. My first thought was to make a long and small double-sided
quilt with a twist.. It never got finished because I couldn’t
figure out, how to make a twist in my quilt and how to keep
the twist fixed. Adding a metal wire? … Didn’t
work. It was only a few days before the deadline, that I got
the inspiration (Thanks to Scott’s construction I saw
in the photo files), how to fix the twist with 2 silk ribbons.
I used home-dyed batiste, stamps from India. machine quilted,
hand beaded, photo-transfer.
Rust Series #3
Churchville, VA , USA
This piece is a result
of my experimentations with rusting fabric. I placed nails
on black fabric soaked in vinegar and it did not rust as the
white fabric had. I left it for 3 days and had some rust, but
when I rinsed the fabric, the rusted areas shredded. I finally
saw the design opportunity and placed white rusted fabric behind
the shredded areas. Light quilting and beads sprinkled on the
surface completed the piece.
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Color Through the Seasons
5" x 36 1/2"
Wakefield, Nebraska, USA
Statement: Color Through the Seasons was constructed
to show the area of the state where I live and how each season,
summer, fall, winter, spring, retains some of the colors of the
previous and next seasons all of which produce a beautiful landscape.
The pheasant was quilted within the fall portion of the quilt to
depict just one of the species of wildlife residing within the
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Elements of my Life Painted Inside the Box
13.5" X 86.5"
PeggySue O. King
Olympia, Washington, USA
Fire-Earth-Water-Air the most powerful influences on ones life
presented in transition.
Earth-The Mountain expresses my life in the shadow of majestic
mountains. (Mt McKinley on my morning drive for 20+ years, and now Mt Rainier)
Water-The Ocean depicts the power and majesty of our great planet,
a life-giving and taking force. (I have been drawn to the ocean since childhood-finding solace
and comfort in the presence of great power, resting peacefully
of my finite existence beside such an embodiment of the infinite/divine.)
Air-The Sky shows the many moods and expressions of our skies. (These are often reflected in my life.)
Fire-The warming assurance of our geothermal foundations and going
full circle as a representation of the sun, the necessary energy for
all existence as we know it.
Materials: Cotton & cotton blends, fusible grid on point, beads, buttons
and baubles, cotton batting
Machine pieced, hand embellished and hand quilted
13 ¼” x 71½”
North Charleston, SC
My first glimpse of Charleston, SC was from atop
the Grace Memorial Bridge, one of 2 side by side
bridges panning the Cooper River. Over the years the bridges have deteriorated and a new modern replacement bridge
erected nearby. The old bridges are being torn down and their
beauty will be missed.
7" x 39" as hung
3" x 120" when 'deconstructed' into the original strip
Scott A. Murkin
Asheboro, North Carolina, USA
The challenge with this piece was always presentation. I constructed
a two-sided strip out of Asian and Asian-style fabrics with a different
pattern on each side. It was important to me to present this piece
in a way that allowed at least glimpses of both sides and some interaction
between them. The spiral was the obvious choice, but technically difficult
to achieve. A form was used to which the quilted strip was temporarily
adhered while a silk thread 'ladder' was sewn between the tiers. The
shape is maintained entirely by gravity without additional support
than the silk threads. This exploration has led to more fabric sculptures,
some with wire in the binding for additional support.
12" x 60"
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Sky Lake began as an experiment of saturated color painted on silk.
Reflecting the beauty of autumn in the mountains, I discovered a
sense of inner
peace as the stitching of metallic threads brought the swirling breezes
and newly furrowed farmland to life. The resist-generated image of
the bare tree is a reminder of the winter yet to come.
20" X 100"
Dale Anne Potter
Morse, Saskatchewan, Canada
Each of us has dreams. The dream catcher at the top is ready to catch
our life dreams which are on puzzle pieces. Life is A puzzle.
Jackie's Climb for a Cure (Cancer)
12 " x 70"
I have been fighting cancer for the last 15 years,
with short remissions. My quilts often express my changing moods,
Jackies Climb has special
meaning to me, like Jack was climbing the beanstalk, searching
for the gold egg. To me the "Gold egg" represents the
ultimate cure for cancer.
Techniques: Hand dyed and commercial cotton, Machine
pieced and quilted, fused appliqué and 3E hand appliquéd
Over the Hill Afflictions
11.5” x 59”
Plymouth, Michigan, USA
The “grandmother’s” clock notes many Over the Hill
Afflictions ...from acid indigestion to wrinkles as I turned 50 this
The “hands” of the clock suggest ... Live, love, laugh
as coping mechanisms
The copper wire mesh Aladdin’s mesh lamp
suggests wishful thinking...Stay Young at Heart.
Are they Hot Flashes
or Power Surges?
The Body Flexible
6"w x 47"
Julie Zaccone Stiller,
Boulder Creek, CA, USA
Questions my body asks. How many times can you cut me
open and still expect to be flexible? Can you inhabit me as
I am and still remain in the world? How much flexibility do you
require of me? What have you done for me lately?