Wednesday, December 15, 2010

These are the three quilts that I have in a gallery show with Milwaukee Art Quilters at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.. Dec. 12, 2010 through Jan 24, 2010... 
If you get a chance go and check them out.  All of the gals quilts are pretty incredible..

Drazil and Zuri... both took second place!!

This quilt was made for the Ben Franklin Challenge. Above you can see the fabrics that we had to work with. I have always wanted to make a quilt of giraffes. So I thought this would be a perfect opportunity given the fabrics I had to work with.  While I was working on this quilt there was a giraffe having a calf in a zoo near Green Bay, WI.  Her name is Zuri. The calf was born weak and died 36 hours after birth. In tribute to that strong mother giraffe I named this quilt Zuri.  It is sad to think of what happened to this beautiful giraffe but, we have to remember that God has a plan for us and for all animals. 
These fabrics are all cotton.  All the fabrics are fused down. A layer of tulle was placed over the entire quilt.  The quilt was layered and free motion quilting was done throughout using cotton and polyester threads.  

Drazil ... my second place winning quilt from Ben Franklin Challenge 2009
 Back in Sept. 2009 I did a challenge with a pack of fabrics for a store near my home.  The fabrics were bright and cheery and I just loved the colors.  I knew that the brown fabric needed to be a reptile.So I decided to make it a gecko.  I named him Drazil.. which is lizard spelled backwards.. Gecko would not work... Okceg... not so good... Ha!!  He is 25" x 20".