Quilter: Kathy Ellzey
Residence: Robeline, LA
Owner: From the Collection of the Historic Arkansas Museum
42" x 42"
HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE!! : )
I found out today that my quilt "Peach Smoothie" will be included in a quilt calendar published by the IMQA!! The calendar will be for 2010 and will be on sale at MQS in May. HOW EXCITING! They chose winning quilts from 2006, 2007, and 2008 MQS to publish in this calendar.
Because I no longer own this quilt I had to get special permission from The Historic Arkansas Museum so the quilt could be included. They graciously allowed this (and also for me to post a picture on my blog).
The quilt is a wholecloth done on yellow batiste, with shadow and cut-away trapunto. The peach color is achieved by a neon orange underlayer of fabric. The quilting motifs are designs by Karen McTavish. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior Bottom Line Thread.
Peach Smoothie won 1st place in Innovative Wholecloth category at 2007 MQS, and then won 1st place in the Miscellaneous category at The Great Arkansas Quilt Show in Little Rock, AR in 2007. It also won "Best Machine Quilting", which was a purchase award, and that is why it now belongs to the museum.
WOOHOO! I think I'll need to buy about a dozen calendars!