Size: 90 x 90
Technique: Hand Appliquéd, Hand Pieced & Hand Quilted
Rita created this stunning quilt by mixing appliqué motifs with a classic patchwork design for "Quilts: A World of Beauty" contest sponsored by Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. "Roses of Shennandoah" received first prize in the Traditional Applique Category in the International Quilt's Association's 2009 in Houston, Texas.
Rita successfully revisited the art of American quilt making by combining historic applique patterns, multilayered paisley roses, birds, poppies and coxcomb designs with the Mariner's Compass and Split Mariner's Compass. She splendidly breathed new life into old familiar patterns that American quilters have enjoyed for centuries.
*Winner IQS Houston, Texas, 2009
*Featured quilt and Theme for IQS Show in Long Beach, 2010
*Winner World Quilt Show, Manchester, NH, 2011
*Cover of Quilter's Newsletter No. 415, April/May 2010
*Featured in: 500 Quilts by Karey Patterson Bresenhan by Lark