Quilter in Distress: Nita Markos
Rescuer: Shirley Malia
"The Escape" • 28"
Nita: "I found this air balloon fabric, loved it, and
tried a kaleidoscope design. I made the pattern and did three different
combinations of colors with it intending to make a long, thin wall hanging.
However, when I got done, I lost interest. My quilting skills weren't
perfected then and so it has been sitting in my chest. My color preferences have
changed since then but I believe this has possibilities."
Shirley: "Decomposition of a traditional kaleidoscope
quilt design frees numerous hot air balloons. One large balloon soars high,
escaping earthly bounds including its gondola. Made of hand-dyed background
fabric, Angelina, tulle, cording and paint. A segment of the original
kaleidoscope design is attached on the back of the quilt."