Quilter in Distress: Sylvia Weir
Rescuer: Kay Wentworth
Untitled • 40" x 30"
Sylvia: "This piece was begun many years ago when I was newly married and had more time than money to spend on gifts for my in-laws who had everything–or so it seemed to me. As you can see my embroidery skills were considerably better than my appliqué skills. It was intended to be the centerpiece of a family tree but after I had embroidered some of the elements I lost interest. This piece seems to reemerge every time I move or have a grand sewing room cleanout and purge. The sentiment behind this piece is evident every time I look at it-but I think it might do with some more surface design overprints, or cut apart and reassembled or dyed."
Kay: "I had a hard time with this UFO because it looked like a finished quilt top already. I tend to make more artsy quilts and it seemed more traditional. I got a lot of the top done, then due to a very difficult family situation, had to finish the quilt very quickly with aqua organza ribbon and a wave-cut edge."