Winter Solstice

I'm delighted to offer my piece to this audience because it was chosen by CQA, the Canadian Quilting Association as 1st place in a recent contest sponsored by their quarterly magazine. The quilt is 22" sq. The background is over dyed commercial fabric using RIT dye, sprinkled and dampened. The trees are made from upholstery gimp, unraveled and anchored using a wash away stabilizer. The lower shadows were added with paint sticks. The entire piece is over stitched in a micro stipple.

The theme of this contest was our view or thoughts about our Winter experience. As this past season has been brutal for a lot of us, I chose a Solstice  theme as a reminder that it is also a time of renewal. I'm excited that it will be featured in their next issue in April.

Mary Katherine Hopkins

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