11,273 - The Best Of The Northwest ($69.28)

11,273 - The Best Of The Northwest  ($69.28)

JoAnn Stowell
Longview, WA USA

Width: 11" Length: 7.5"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: The design was drawn on white fabric with a brown Sharpie pen, then colored with NeoColor II crayons and water. I love the flow of color with a lot of water. There are a lot of what I call happy mistakes. You never know where that water is going. I then free motion quilted it, and used some shimmer threads on the stems. It is thread signed.

Artist Statement: All through school, every spring kids picked strawberries. My brothers lasted a day and I lasted all season. It is hard work and a good thing to learn when you are young. The berries in the northwest are smaller than some but sweet and red all the way through. Its hard work but has a good reward.
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Dedication: To my friends Ele' and Barbara, they are caregivers and great friends.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $69.28 for the AAQI.