Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Into the Light

"Into the Light" - 38"x44" - 2001

Description: A visual interpretation of gaining wisdom through the various stages of life ... from unenlightened childhood to enriched maturity. (Although, my son Brian upon hearing my title asked, "Why don't you just call it Bug Zapper?")

Technique: Hand embroidery, hand and machine applique, trapunto, machine quilting, marbling

Materials: Cotton and silk fabric; cotton, polyester, metallic and mono-filament threads; fabric paint, army blanket for batting

2001 - Dogwood Arts Quilt Show & Competition - Knoxville, Tenn
awarded 1st Place
awarded Excellence in Machine Workmanship
2002 - "Patchwork Pleasures", Folklife Museum - Farragut, Tenn
2003 - "Sew Near to My Heart Quilt Show" - Cincinnati, Ohio
2006 - "Festival of Quilts 2006" - Folklife Museum - Farragut, Tenn
Special exhibit, "Nellie's Needles" comprised of 21 quilts

Purchased for Private Collection in Evanston, Illinois

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