Monday, June 28, 2010

New SAQA Ohio Member, Beth Schillig Wins NQA Awards

Beth with her Ribbon for Most Effective Quilting - PEEK-A-BOO in the Sew Batik Challenge
Brand new SAQA Ohio Member, Beth Schillig, entered three quilts in NQA held in Columbus, Ohio this June and walked away with two ribbons. Congratulations Beth!!!

Beth with her Third Place Ribbon for SUNSET SERENADE


20" Square
Beth states that this was the second year for the Sew Batik Challenge at the NQA Show. The challenge fabric was a green batik with leaves randomly spread all over it. Beth used a double batting and heavily quilted around the leaves, which made it look almost like Trapunto. The navy section of the background was quilted with green variegated YLI thread to look like lattice work. The flower is a purchased hand dyed wool.


52.5 x 32
Beth loves batik fabrics. She collects them as often as she can and used about 90 different fabrics in this piece. The background was composed of traditional piecing and the flowers were paper pieced. Then they were embellished with Texture Magic, couched with the machine fringe foot and hand beaded. Beth's favorite thing is freehand quilting and she added lots of it to the background of this piece. She quilts on her home Bernina and also owns a George, which is a long arm head from APQS that is mounted in a cabinet. Beth is able to sit at the machine just like a regular home machine, but it has a 21" throat space.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Beth!! Beautiful work, wish I could have seen it in person!