Marilyn Samuels

I chose to be a butterfly even though it is quite common because it fits me well.

I come to life when the sun shines. I yearn to fly high and experience life in all its glory. Staying too long anywhere is difficult. A flower garden is my favorite place. Bright colours attract me. I am a butterfly.  My caterpillar days ended when I left the daily work grind and made time for leisure and for me ­ travel, gardening and quilting.  Wearable art is my butterfly cloak.

 ³Just living is not enough said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower²–Hans Christian Anderson The design was drawn and painted on cotton with Setacolor and Jacquard paints. It was then thread painted and beaded. The wings are organza and Angelina with cotton trim.

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About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

2 thoughts on “Marilyn Samuels

  1. I too love butterflies!!  Think of the Monarch, migrating from central Mexico to central California and beyond… simply amazing.  Very nice piece!!!  M

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