Thursday, December 9, 2021

Tapestry ... a story of 2 sisters

This quilt is titled Tapestry.  I made it for the annual auction held by CHOICE Humanitarian to help raise funds for their projects for the upcoming year.

Here is my quilt at CHOICE Humanitarian's silent auction, 
all 4,480, one inch squares...

And here is my sister who has taken many humanitarian trips over the past 9 years with CHOICE.   

AND, she purchased this dragon fly batik when she was living in Africa over 40 years ago.  She has kept it all these years.  How fitting that it was the perfect piece for the backing to this quilt.  

finished size 57" x 75"
pattern design by Karen Snyder
All People Quilt Magazine - May 2016 - can be purchased through
4,480 one inch squares
batting is 80/20 Warm and Natural
quilting is free motion, Bishop's Fan design, on an HQ Sweetsixteen 
aprox. 130 hours to complete

It looks like a pretty daunting finish of a quilt ...

 But if you follow the directions 

and get a little help from your friends ...
(the mathematical quilting kind)

 bishop’s fan


And how fitting that my sister and her husband had the winning bid.  She said that she wanted it because it was a tale of our two lives.  

photoshoot of Tapestry Quilt located in Soldier Hollow, Utah at beautifully restored  Tate Barn.