Quilter in Distress: Mary Anne Hawkins
Rescuer: Elizabeth Overholser
"Fun, Sun, Hot Sand, Thirst! Refreshingly Cool Water!
Always Changing Joy" • 9" x 9"
Mary Anne: "My original idea was to show Mt. Washington
and several closer mountains in the Presidential Range. I got as far as showing
the Saco River flowing at the base, but then I really got stuck. I could not
come up with a foreground that would pop and show how far away and how massive
the mountains are."
Elizabeth: "When I looked at the UFO I received, my first
thought was atmospheric perspective. I have taken many photos from the window
of my car of the layers of mountains I see on each summer's approach and
departure to the mountains. It is such a dramatic scene for those of us who
live in the Texas Flatlands where I live. Medano Creek flows between the dunes
and the parking area in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The flow
of the river varies. Sometimes the water does not flow on the surface, but if
you dig down, you can find it. For this reason I did not cut the sparkly blue
river fabric. I left it under the sand grass fabrics on both sides of the
river. I added sunflowers, beadwork, and machine quilting."