Quilter in Distress: Elizabeth Overholser
Rescuer: Mary Anne Hawkins
Untitled • 15" x 13"
Elizabeth: "I made this piece with fabric that my dear
friend Janet and I dyed on vacation. We made a rainbow of colors using
instructions and dyes. In the fall of that year, Janet bought Valori Wells' book.
I loved her flowers and made some to see how it worked. I made two roses and
was very happy with the result, but wasn't ready to make a quilt with them.
Over the years, I would come across the roses when I visited my sewing closet."
"I cut the UFO up into nine squares to give myself a little more
leeway in what I could do with it. The bottom two on the left, I left in the
original colors except for touching up the sky a little. The middle two are the
original colors and represent a rain forest with the glass beads forming the moisture
and dew on the foliage; the bone beads are the animals that live there."