Sunset Point  (detail) ©2011 Roxane Lessa

Stitching the American Southwest Sneak Peek

Get a sneak peek at the article “Stitching the American Southwest” by Kit Robinson as part of the Landscape Quilts series from our May/June 2018 Issue.

Originally posted on May 9, 2018 by Cheryl Sleboda

Summer and summer like weather is starting to appear throughout the country, and as part of our landscape quilt series editor Kit Robinson has selected some quilts that are focused on the American Southwest.  When you think of the southwest landscapes, certain colors come to mind, and the artists in this issue master these themes while creating their masterpieces.

Roxane Leesa interpreted a photo by Tom Bean for her quilt Sunset Point.  She says “The textures and colors of the rocks just begged to be interpreted in fabric and thread! I used hand dyed cottons, batiks, paint, and threads, and it was fused, painted, and machine quilted.”

Sunset Point  ©2011 Roxane Lessa

Shirley Gisi’s Desert Dawn gives you a sense of the majestic desert in the southwest USA.  She says “I search magazines and personal photos for color and design inspirations and then do an original sketch which I have enlarged to the finished size. A pattern is then constructed on freezer paper and I use that to accurately piece the top.”

Desert Dawn ©2016 Shirley Gisi

Want to see more?  Check out our Web Extra on the landscape quilts in this issue, and see the rest of the quilts in the May/June 2018 issue.

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