In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...
In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the cover quilt, Quilter's Newsletter January 1999.
Although I have been playing with fabrics and threads since childhood, I didn't make my first quilt until 1969, but by 1982 quilting became my passion. I have had several years of in-depth study of quilt history, design and techniques with some very traditional and non-traditional quilt teachers.
Since then one of my quilts won an Honorable Mention at the American Quilt Society in Paducah, KY and have had eight quilts juried into American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, KY and four into the International Quilt Assn in Houston, TX.
I also have numerous patterns and books published, as well as teaching quilt classes on line at Quilt University. The book "A Thread Runs Through It," is based on my one woman play, which has been wonderful to present to guilds.
My website keeps me busy too. For over ten years I have been presenting an Applique Block of the Month at http://bdieges.com.
Inspired by the tulip gardens of Keukenhof in the Netherlands, several of my Sewfasst(c) techniques are put to good use. These techniques mean cutting and sewing strips without cutting individual triangles, you sew, slice, dice and sew, slice, dice again. The bright colors of tulips will brighten a room during any season. Batiks were used for the whole piece, since these fabrics are so intense in color. The background could be dark, but then the flower, stem and leaf fabrics would need to be more pastel.