Listen to Bethanne explain the design elements and creative processes involved in making her award winning quilt, The Paisley Peacock.
“This quilt was an experiment in linear precision, hence, the “Wickedly”. Wicked has 293 hours of hand guided quilting and took 8 months to complete.” – Deborah Poole
“Art deco stained glass was my inspiration. I found that they often used the same designs as quilt squares and included some of them. I adapted Mayan art for some of the quilting.” – Shirley Gisi
Of her award winning quilt, Janet states, “I heard a quote by quilter, Freddie Moran, that ‘Red is a neutral.’ I decided to put that thought to the test.”
Little known facts about herself that Janet shared with us: She bakes exceptionally good pecan cookies, and fries bacon perfectly.
“I have been making quilts for my daughter since she was born.
I made this quilt for my daughter’s 10 years old anniversary.
This is my fifth quilt.” – Ayako Kawakami
“Manor House Cats is an album quilt depicting Cheryl’s two silly cats. They imagine they live in grand style in an English manor house, acting as if everyone is their staff and whose sole purpose is to wait on them.” – Cheryl Kerestes
Travel back in time to 1997 with this article from a local paper about Cheryl. It seems her cats have been quilting with her for quite a while.
“Flowers and feathers grow and vine their way around the center of the quilt and out to the borders. Traditional cross hatching and pebbles are used to set off the floral designs. This is an original design.” – Kristin Vierra
Interestingly, Kristin used to work as an EMT with the rescue squad doing extrication.
See Kristin’s other work on ArtPrize.org.