Sequoyia Summer by Marilyn Davis of Plainfield, Vermont
Cotton fabric, rayon and polyester thread, yarn, suede leather, paint, tulle. Raw edge appliqué, fused appliqué, free motion quilting, couching, brush painting.
The Sequoyia tree needs the earth and rain to grow, fire to germinate the seeds, and the wind drives both the thunderstorms and firestorms as well as the gentle breezes during quieter times in the forest. The tree was one we saw on a trip of a lifetime Vermont to California in 2004. In the original photograph which inspired the quilt, my husband, Bob, is dwarfed at its base. I was planning to make a large quilt about the trip. Because Bob died last fall, this quilt is special to me as an initial attempt at creating those memories in fabric and because it represents the Elements that sustain and embrace us all.