The Quiltmaker by Jennifer Bowker, Garran, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Winner of the Honorable Mention award in the category of Art Quilts-People, Portraits, and Figures, Jennifer says, "I wanted to honor Margaret Rolfe, the founder of the first Australian Quilt Guild, Canberra Quilters, and author of many books on quilting. Her designs for Australian flowers, houses, and animals brought Australia into the quilting world. She views a quilt landscape that melds traditional blocks with her own designs."
Close-up, The Quiltmaker by Jennifer Bowker
Above you can see some of the beautiful free-motion quilting done on the quilt background, as well as some of the lovely blocks featured by Jennifer. She constructed this quilt using machine piecing and raw-edge applique, with paint added to the frame. Jennifer's materials include commericial and hand-dyed cottons, cotton and polyester thread, Lumiere fabric paint, and Matilda's Own wool/poly batting. To us, it seems as if a glowing sun is shining down from the upper left-corner, illuminating Margaret's countenance and the rest of the quilt with its radiance.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.