Friday, December 8, 2017

24 Days of Christmas at Quilt Inspiration - Day 8

Welcome to the 24 days of Christmas ! Each day this month, up through Christmas Eve, we'll feature a work of fiber art that reflects the joy and beauty of the season ! Let's continue with Day 8.

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On This Winter Day by Nancy Prince and Linda French

On This Winter Day portrays an elaborate nostalgic scene, circa 1895.  Bundled-up children make snow angels and skate across a frozen river, while horse-drawn carriages maneuver through snowy streets.

The scene's realism comes from thread painting, a free-motion machine technique that can render detailed, complex images. Linda French machine quilted and thread-painted a whole cloth quilt, then Nancy added her thread painted artistry.  More than 2,000 hours over 7 years were necessary to design and thread paint all the people, animals and sleighs.

This quilt has won numerous awards, including Best of Show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October 2014. Nancy Prince has published two books on thread painting and she teaches workshops around the country.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration. We photographed On a Winter Day at the 2016 AQS Quilt Week in Phoenix, Arizona, where it took second place (red ribbon).


  1. Wow, this one is really a work of art! 7 years worth of work :)

  2. That is the most stunning quilt I’ve ever seen. God blessed these artists!


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