Kathy Kennedy Dennis
Houston, TX USAWidth:
Hand applique with machine quilting.Artist's Statement:
Ami's mother, Beebe, enjoyed orchids as did my mother-in-law, Betty. Since my mother-in-law lived with us for many years, we continue to have many of her books. Among them are books on raising orchids with numerous newspaper clippings of orchid photographs stuck between the pages. These pictures provided the inspiration for the flowers in the border. The fabric for the pink orchids was given to me by Beth Hartford for completing the $1,000 Promise to the AAQI.
The quilt features names of 55 quilting luminaries who were in attendance at the International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, October 2009. The following people signed their names on the quilt:
Jennifer Amor, Christine Adams, Alex Anderson, Charlotte Warr Andersen, Frieda Anderson, Maggie Backman, Peggy Barkle, Wendy Butler Berns, Pokey Bolton, Karey Bresenhan, Lynn Roddy Brown, Karen Kay Buckley, Eleanor Burns, Linda Carlson, Karen Lee Carter, Hollis Chatelain, Darlene C. Christopherson, Susan Cleveland, Randall Cook, Pepper Cory, Meg Cox, Melody Crust, Nancy Brenan Daniel, Jacqueline de Jonge, Ginny Eckley, Noriko Endo, Cynthia England, Caryl Bryer Fallert, John Flynn, Marianne Fons, Flavin Glover, Nancy Goldsworthy, Morna McEver Golletz, Steen B. Hougs, Tracie Lyn Huskay, Lois Jarvis, Heidi Kaisand, Kathy Kansier, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Carol Lane-Saber, Libby Lehman, Inge Mardal, Dierdre McElroy, Laura D. Patrick, Jenny Raymond, Bethany Reynolds, Leslie Riley, Ami Simms, Pat Sloan, Mary Sorensen, Karen K. Stone, Ricky Tims, Barb Vlack, Cindy Walten, and Laura Wasilowski.
For Beebe and Betty who enjoyed raising orchids.
This quilt is displayed with a split sleeve
This quilt earned $400 for the AAQI.