Quilter in Distress: Nita Markos
Rescuer: Shirley Malia
"The Escape" • 28" x 23"
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."