Foothill Quilters Guild

The History of Applique

A brief journey through the world of applique from the egyptians to today. The lecture starts with a PowerPoint slideshow and ends with a show of the latest of Laurel Anderson’s quilts.

Somewhere in the middle is the soap opera of the invention of the sewing machine.

Lava Lamp

Some quilts have a long and twisted story. This Lava Lamp quilt I completed yesterday on 6-24-14. It started over a year ago at Spring Market in Portland when Northcott Fabrics showed me their upcoming line of Shimmer Fabrics. The fabrics are a collection of colors with 9 shades per color way, all with gold or silver accents. I designed 2 quilt patterns. My pink and grey Lava Lamp design was made by Northcott people.

Lava-Lamp-pink

I completed the Gladiola quilt just in time for Fall Market in Houston.

Gladiolas

After Market I began my own blue and green version of Lava Lamp and it hogged my design wall all winter and spring. The ovals are machine appliqued and all the other curves are pieced. The edges are faced to preserve the curves. Lin Squires quilted it with a modern design with circles and triangles. She used Superior thread in a gold color and it looks wonderful with the gold highlights in the fabric. What a joy it is to have it completed!