Rie Hawkins

I have always been drawn to Tigers.  Their graceful agility of movement and power, are amazing to watch.  I identify with the order, and hierarchy with which they live.  With all this power, there is also a nurturing, playfulness to these beautiful animals.


This piece was designed from a photo.  With batik fabrics, raw edge appliqué, I have tried to capture the beauty and power of my inner animal.  The eyes were enhanced with fabric paint, and a “Crystal Cote” to convey the realism, and mystic behind this beautiful inner animal.

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Helen Gregory

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.

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