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Parrot´s Island

2008 • 180 x 235 cm

The inspiration for this quilt was my desire to pay tribute to these great creatures of the sea, the sea turtle. This endangered creature is beautiful in its natural habitat. To capture the beauty of the sea, I combined silk and gauze fabrics, along with machine quilting, to give movement to the water, seaweed and corals. The shells and star fish are made from silks with hand painted designs using Stewart Gill acrylic colors and then were machine appliqued.

The waves in the water were created using a template that I created to give just the right ebb and flow. The coral reef was cut freehand and then machine quilted to give texture and movement. The sea turtles were made from hand-dyed and printed fabric and were hand appliqued. The white seaweed is a net type fabric that had been painted with acrylic paint and then couched with Razzle Dazzle thread to make it shimmer. The net and the gauze give a mystical effect adding to the mystery of the sea.


OEQC Veldhoven 2007: 1.Platz Thema „Paradise“
OEQC Veldhoven 2007: 1.Platz Longarm-Quilting
OEQC Veldhoven 2007: 1.Platz Public Choice
MQS Kansas 2007: 1.Platz Thema „Tropical Treasures“ + Viewer´s Choice
Innovations Tacoma/USA, 2008: 1.Platz „Art Pictural“
IQA Show Houston, 2008: Honorable Mention „A World of Beauty“
Mancuso World Quiltshow 2009: 1.Platz „Innovative“
MQX ,Rhode Island/USA 2010: Best of Show