Quilter in Distress: Mary D. Lee
Rescuer: Bonnie Ouellette
Maharaja" • 14" x 11"
Mary: "In this art quilt I was experimenting with line
symmetry to encourage a non-quilter to try quilting. I was successful in that
endeavor but was left with a piece that I could not wrap my mind around to
complete. I have held it at every angle and tried to envision further
developments, paints, pictures, trims, or cut fabrics. But to no avail. Please
help me complete this art project with new vision from another artist."
Bonnie: "Since there was absolutely no way possible to
save this piece with the two layers of polar fleece, I spent a little time
disassembling the quilt. I decided to alter the surface as much and possible
and experimented with paint and stamps. Once the surface design was complete, I
was quite happy that the surface had been almost totally transformed. I applied
an appliqué that came from a pair of linen pants from the $1 rack at Goodwill.
Once I finished the beading and quilting, I was quite pleased. I added a lovely
piece of plaid silk for the binding. I then changed the biding to a solid color