Quilter in Distress: Sylvia Weir
Rescuer: Kay Wentworth
Untitled • 40" x 30"
Sylvia: "This piece was begun many years ago when I was
newly married and had more time than money to spend on gifts for my in-laws who
had everything--or so it seemed to me. As you can see my embroidery skills were
considerably better than my appliqué skills. It was intended to be the
centerpiece of a family tree but after I had embroidered some of the
elements I lost interest. This piece seems to reemerge every time I move or have a
grand sewing room cleanout and purge. The sentiment behind this piece is
evident every time I look at it-but I think it might do with some more surface
design overprints, or cut apart and reassembled or dyed."
Kay: "I had a hard time with this UFO because it looked like
a finished quilt top already. I tend to make more artsy quilts and it seemed
more traditional. I got a lot of the top done, then due to a very difficult
family situation, had to finish the quilt very quickly with aqua organza ribbon
and a wave-cut edge."