Eat Your Veggies


Eat Your Veggies

89"w x 81"h

Materials: commercial cotton prints, metallic and novelty synthetic fabrics, antique dollies, printed napkins, novelty trims, Sulky variegated thread

This quilt is one that grew and grew as the concept developed. It started as a guild challenge to create one seasonal veggie dish per month for a year. So what to do with a dozen fabric food items? At the same time I put together the view out my kitchen window for a class demo, and got the idea that the two pieces could work together. The food needed to be arranged on a table, and the view needed a window to frame it, but the piece still didn't quite tell a story. Whose story??? MY story! I finally put myself square in the middle of the scene and added all of the personal touches... the old spider plant, the kitchen witch that my mother gave me, and all of my mother's cooking utensils. This quilt brings a smile to everybody who knows me.

2004- won third prize in the Innovative Division at Mancuso PNQE
2004- published in AQS 2006 Engagement Calendar
2005- juried into "Quilted Cuisine" show in Lowell MA
2005- juried into "Quilted Cuisine" show at the Museum of the American Quilters Society
2005- juried into AQS Nashville show
2005- juried into IQA Houston show
2005- juried into Arts Quilts X-Xhilerating in Chandler AZ
2006- juried into Visions in San Diego CA
2006- won second prize in the Mendocino County Fair, CA
2008- published in March Quilters Newsletter Magazine
2008- exhibited at the LaConner Quilt Museum in WA
2009- published in Inland Artists of Mendocino County

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