By Trish Morris-Plise
36" x 40"
Photos from books and the internet were the source of Trish's inspiration. She most enjoyed being able to bring facts from nature and blend them with the industrial whimsy of steampunk. This piece shows rivets, pullies with gears, and the imaginative world of a seahorse clad in armor. Trish used hand-dyed and commercial fabrics, leather rope, metallic vinyl, tulle, beads, suede rope, typewriter keys, and cutouts from her Cricut cutter.
Ardy Tobin, one of the founding members of Mountain Art Quilters recently moved 'out of the hood,' not so far that she cannot attend meetings on occasion, but far enough that every month is a bit too much. The members of Mountain Art Quilters felt that she needed a commemorative quilt to celebrate her new home. The members each created a house block for this special quilt. Joan Dyer volunteered to piece the diverse blocks into a cohesive whole, and resident longarm quilter, Karla Rogers, volunteered to do the rest. The result is this wonderful, colorful, unique quilt.
Mountain Art Quilters president, Trish Morris Plise, presented Ardy with her surprise quilt. Ardy was obviously overcome.
Karla explained the quilting process and read aloud the lovely label on the back of the quilt.
Ardy, it is our hope that this quilt finds a special place in your heart as you have found one in ours.
With special thanks to Blue Line Arts for hosting our October meeting!