Amy’s doing it again.
Hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
I usually read about it, look at all the quilts, and completely forget that I can enter one my ownself. Last time, I was even one of the sponsors, and forgot until right at the end that I could actually enter, too. So this time, I’m on it. I’m entering!
And this is the quilt I’d like to show you.
It’s called “Purr-sian Delight: Miss Kitty’s Garden”. When I first started working on it, it was just called “Persian Delight”. But as I got going really good, The Queen decided I needed lots of help and supervision, or this quilt just was not going to turn out right. So she helped, and also insisted that I change the name.
I should learn to trust her and her judgment, because this quilt has won many awards in local, regional, and national competitions, and was published last spring in Lark Books’ “500 Art Quilts”.
It measures 40″ x 28″, and is completely hand appliqued using the needle-turn method. Some of the fabrics are ones I dyed myself. It’s also hand quilted, but that doesn’t even show because there are so many applique pieces.
At Houston’s IQA Festival this week, (and at Market just before it), there is a special exhibit of a selection of quilts from the book, and this quilt was chosen to be in the exhibit. And I’m off to Houston in a few days to go see it hanging there!
If you happen to be there, and see my quilt (or me), be sure and say hi!