13,660 - Rainbow on the Smith

13,660 - Rainbow on the Smith

Miki Willa
Renton, WA USA

Width: 11.5" Length: 8.5"

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton fabric, thread, batting; Czech glass beads; poly ribbon; machine pieced and quilted; beading by hand.

Artist Statement: When I was very young, my father taught me to fish for trout in the King's Canyon in California. We would find shallow pools, sit on the bank of the river and cast into the shadows. I have enjoyed fishing since then. When I was a young adult, my father bought land and a cabin on the Smith River in Montana. I visited there once, and learned there were Dolly Varden's and Rainbow trout in the river. The trick was that it was a fly fishing river at that bend. I had never tried that particular art. Always up for a challenge, I donned the hip waders, tied on one of the beautiful flies, and headed down to the river. I walked out into the middle of the rippling water, and tried my casting form, learned from watching a video a few days earlier. I can only say I had a wonderful time and all the fish in that stretch of river that day had a good laugh. It is a good thing I brought food with me.
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Dedication: To my dad, Kenneth R. McDonald, who taught me to fish.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $50.00 for the AAQI.