Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Red and White Sisters

Meet Lucy and Beth. Sisters. I don't know a lot about them, but they sat at the table behind me. I met Beth last year at BIQR but this was the first time for Lucy. They had been to the American Folk Art Museum in New York and had seen the Red and White quilts(!) What an impression it must have made on them as each of them spent their time at the retreat on creating their own Red and White treasure!

First Beth finished this gorgeous Amish inpired piece:

before moving on to work on this mesmerizing piece, each strip is a half inch bigger than the previous strip, giving it that 3d look.

Lucy started with a red checkerboard on point with 16-patches in the corners:

Also sitting at the Red and White table was MaryE who was working on her appliqued red berries on white cloth (see previous post) and Kathy! While Lucy and Beth were diligently working on their Red and White masterpieces, Kathy was strolling up and down the aisles shopping for floor scraps, handing out quilting wisdom where ever she went. She loved the Red and White checkerboard but it was not liberated enough for her, so she made it her job to create the liberated version of Lucy's quilt, using floor scraps!

You can find a quilt by Kathy on page 18 of the Liberated Medallions book.

1 comment:

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful quilts, wonderful women. really wish I'd seen that R&W exhibit in NYC!