Country Roads was inspired by old farms and rural scenes. My husband Darryl and I took pictures of old farm buildings and antique tractors for two years. This very detailed quilt includes textured trees, thread painted bushes and grasses, and weathered fences with barbed wire made from painted cording. The barn and house were constructed one board at a time. The old tractors with their simple engines were created separately and attached to the quilt. All of the very tiny pieces were fused and sewn very close to the raw edge. There is extensive machine quilting.
2016 International Quilt Festival - Pictorial - Second place
2017 Road to CA - Naturescape - First Place
2017 AQS Lancaster - Best Wall Stationary Machine Workmanship
2017 AQS Spring Paducah - Best Stationary Machine Workmanship - Viewer's Choice
2017 AQS Des Moines- Best Wall Quilt -Veiwer's Choice
2018 MN Quilt Show - BOS and Pictorial - 1st Place