Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Evolution of a Quilter -Virtual Tour of Exhibit 4

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The Mutton Conductors

My favorite part of this quilt is the dogs, also known in the sheep industry as “Mutton Conductors.”

I liked this quilt enough to make two of them.

The original quilt was auctioned on behalf of the Oregon Sheep Breeders Association.

It now hangs in the Coos County Extension Office as a piece of Agricultural Art.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Techniques: Machine Piecing, Fusible Machine Appliqué, Free Motion Machine Quilting

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.

--Sigmund Freud

In keeping with the theme of this exhibit "Evolution of a Quilter" the next quilt is one I completed this year. It is a far contrast from the sheep quilt above.

Pepper Dish

45 x 45 inches

Created in a Judy Neimeyer class in Idaho in 2006.

If you look closely, you can see where Judy signed it.

The bright colors in this quilt appeal to me.

I enjoyed collecting all the different batik fabrics.

My favorite process was the machine quilting.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Techniques: Paper Piecing, Turned Appliqué, Free Motion Machine Quilting

"The things that we love tell us what we are."

--Saint Thomas Aquinas

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  1. Luann, we attend the church where your quilts are currently on exhibit, and we have fallen in love with "Pepper Dish". Is it for sale? If not, what would it cost to have something similar made, perhaps with some aspects personal to us?

  2. This looks quite different from your other quilts but is so lovely and bright and exciting. That must have been a good class.