Monday, June 1, 2009

Her “Heart’s Desire”

A woman named Charlotte Soutullo (left) came to the Lake Norman Quilters meeting last week with this quilt she just finished … it is my “Heart’s Desire” design! How fun to see it and to meet her. She made it through a block-of-the-month program at Rene’s Quilt Shop in Mooresville NC, using hand-dyed fabrics for all the appliqué. That’s my friend Nancy Taylor, on the right, helping her hold it up.

DeLane wins!

My good friend, DeLane Rosenau, won first place in the small wall hanging category for her quilt “Cold Foot Contest” at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium show last week!

DeLane based this quilt on a photo she took of her husband and children’s bare feet. More than a year ago, the Pandoras (a small group of art quilters from the Lake Norman area) decided to try doing a portrait quilt. (Three of us chose faces, and DeLane chose feet!) I think DeLane is the only one of the four of us to complete our project. This piece has hundreds, if not thousands of tiny pieces of fabric fused down and threadpainted. DeLane persevered, even when she was frustrated and tired of working on this piece, and I am so proud of her!

NCQSI is a state event, including a quilt show and classes, held each spring by a different N.C. guild. This year it was held at Peace College in Raleigh, and hosted by the Capital Quilters Guild. In 2010 it will be in Charlotte.