This detail photo of a quilt by Norah McMeekling shows the wonderful results of using the stacked rotary cutting method originally invented by Bethany Reynolds. Norah offers a workshop showing how to take this method to the next level. Looks like fun.
This is a detail photo of Norah McMeekling's quilt "Hielan's Home." She's the author of "Bella Bella Quilts," and she offers a workshop on making landscape quilts. Norah's website is: www.bellabellaquilts.com.
This Amish style Monkey Wrench quilt was made by eye (the little triangles are all slightly different sizes). I liked using so many different dark solids in this quilt. Adding the medium cocoa brown adds interest, I think. This quilt is in the collection of Marsha Hicks of PA, mother of a talented young quilter, Rachel.
The blocks for this quilt were made by quilters worldwide for Bree, a girl who lost her leg in a car-wash accident in Florida. She was a soccer player and they were raising money for their team when the accident happened. Quilter Michelle Lancaster put out the call for blocks on the Internet. She got so many that she also made a quilt for Bree's friend. According to newspaper accounts, Bree has a prosthetic leg and is doing very well. She has a great attitude.
This antique quilt by an unknown maker was for sale on eBay this year. What a lot of action in this quilt, red dots surrounded by fans make a series of targets. The fan blades are high contrast too. I'd love to know the story behind this quilt!
This Seven Sisters String Quilt was simple to design. It was just a matter of string-pieced triangles made with either darks or lights. Then they were arranged on the design wall, and sewn into rows. Easy as pie. And fun too, especially hiding little pictures like a blackbird, a fish, some bicycles, an airplane, etc.
I made this quilt for a guild challenge when I lived in Tennessee. The challenge was to use black, white, and one color. The little dress on this quilt is really only a dress front. It has lace, tiny buttons, and ruching. There's batting in it to make it nice and soft, and poly fill in the sleeves. The wavy yellow "border" is done with ruching. That was fun. After making the yoyo's, I put black fabric inside the opening so that it looks like you are seeing the quilt through the yoyo.
I had a sewing machine that embroidered text, so I listed popular names for girls in each decade of the 1900's. This quilt won First Prize, Viewer's Choice, and Best Design. This is one of my all-time favorites.
I made this quilt a few years ago. It was machine quilted by Lauren Dougherty of Jamison, PA. I thought this quilt needed some "real" quilting, and Lauren did a wonderful job. I love red and white quilts.
This is one of the quilts I made when I was going through my Gee's Bend phase in 2002. One of the things I like about this quilt is that the binding was made from a print, and the rest of the quilt is all solids. It also felt good to ignore "dye lots."
Quilt-making is my passion. I love the creative process. Why "Selvage Quilter?"
See my book: "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" published by American Quilter's Society. Be sure to visit my shop: www.Etsy.com/Shop/KarenGriskaQuilts.
My husband and I live in the beautiful hills of Litchfield, Connecticut. We have two grown sons: a photographer in NYC, and a retailer/artist in CT. Our DIL is studying to be a Physician's Assistant.
We enjoy hiking, photography, watching movies, eating pizza, and visiting with family.