I tend to prefer machine stitching to hand sewing, but I do love hand sewn stained glass applique work. I brainstormed with my friend Joc Honeyborne who again love Celtic work about the feasability of making a stained glass quilt. As we needed help to make this quilt, we identified quilters who had experience with either stained glass applique or Celtic work. Fortunately everybody who were approached to help us sew, were very willing to help make this quilt. The quilt had to be designed in such a way that we could cut and prepare each section and hand out ready for sewing. We gave a deadline for the work to be completed after which I put all the different sections together. It was a great sense of relief when all the sections fitted perfectly. All the joining seams were hidden under the bias strips.... We used a very dark grey fabric for the endless bias strips patiently made by Joc. I painted fabric for the quilt in pinks and greens, a safe colour choice for the masses.
The quilt was hand quilted by Dorothy Proctor-Golding in record time and eventually raised a substantial amount of money for festival funds. One of our members bought a ticket on behalf of her daughter who lives in Australia and she was the lucky winner of the quilt.
|Floral Window 2006 Raffle Quilt|
The three name banners for Doerte Bach, Jenny Bowker and Pam Holland, the International Teachers at the 2006 Sands of Time National Quilt Festival held in Port Elizabeth
Next time I will show you my studio as I have promised some time ago.... I have tidied, took some photographs and since then, created havoc once more....