In last December’s “Life Online” feature we printed a letter from a quilter named Clifford Rininger. Cliff wondered about how finishing methods are judged in competition. It seemed to him that judges in his area were taking points off for any quilt that was not finished with a traditional binding, hand stitched to the back of the quilt, even if the technique used was more appropriate to the piece. We at TQL want to hear what you have to say about that!

I’m writing for another reason, too. At last Friday’s opening reception for MANifestations, an exhibit of quilts made by men at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, I got to meet Cliff. He’s an interesting person. (Of course, I think all quilters are interesting. Don’t you?) A retired science teacher who is converting a library, built in 1936, into a home, Clifford likes to try all kinds of different quilting techniques, from transferring photos to fabric to incorporating vintage linens to adding folded fabric embellishments.
Here we are at the reception with Cliff’s quilt Seasons, his adaptation of a pattern by Sarah Fielke…Jan Magee, The Quilt Life

Clifford Rininger with his quilt Seasons- and yours truly
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