|Maude Haeger "Lake Michigan Memories All Day Long".|
|2 panels total size 56" x 54" $2,000|
Maude Haeger is someone I've had the pleasure of "meeting" through the Quiltart message board. I had hoped to meet her in person in June since she's from West Chester, but that didn't work out. Maude's piece "Lake Michigan Memories All Day Long" is loosely based on traditional patterns. If you look closely, you can see the log cabin block and of course the New York Beauty.
Here's the text of Maude's statement:
"Lake Michigan is my favorite body of water. I have been going to the Lake since I was a child. Growing up in Urbana, Illinois, it was a big treat to go to my grandfather's farm in Indiana, pile into the car with my cousins and go off to Three Oaks, Michigan and the Warren Dunes. We would stop at Drier's Meat Market and get bologna for sandwiches and then go off to the Dunes. We were there from sunrise to sunset and it was wonderful. Later, I introduced my husband to the wonders of Lake Michigan and then we shared it with our children. By then we would camp up on Holland, Michigan and again get to stay all day and and swim and sun and just enjoy the water.
This piece is actually a part of the "Thinking Outside the Box" series I have been working on for the past year in which there are central motifs framed with color using the log cabin pattern. Being at the Lake helps one "Think Outside the Box" and we need to "Think Outside the Box" in order to preserve this wonderful water heritage."
|Joan Hershey "Dangerous Waves", 29" x 31" $524.00|
Another quilt based on the log cabin pattern is Joan Hershey's "Dancing Waters." The colors and textures are just wonderful. It makes you want to invest is a surf board, doesn't it?
I don't really think it needs any explanation. I also think it is great that she used commercially printed batiks. Sometimes I think we get really wound up in dyeing our own....which is fine, especially when you can't find the right shade or color...but when commercially printed material is out there readily...then it is great to use that. I don't think we should shun one over the other, except of course if you have concerns about the environment and want to ensure that the method used in dyeing is environmentally friendly.
|Joan Hershey, Dangerous Waves detail.|
Cool quilting job, No?