Size: 98 x 98
Technique: Hand Appliqued, Hand Pieced & Hand Quilted
As the pioneers got ready for their journey to the western territories, they brought with them a life saving essential. The Quilt was carried with them from the Old Word to comfort the soul, hanged on a wagon to provide privacy, spread out by the camp fire on cold nights or rolled up in a bedroll on the back of a horse. A quilt would be a constant companion that led the way into unfamiliar territory. Inspired by the four-block quilts in the Pennsylvania- Deutsch tradition, ' Prairie Trail captures the feel of a sprawling landscape with big flowers and chirping love birds. One can easily imagine women walking along side their wagons during the day and stitching by candlelight at night in eager anticipation of the New World in which a quilt would provide warmth, shelter and comfort.
* Winner IQS Houston 2005
* Cover of Quilter's Newsletter No. 388, 2006
* Featured in: 500 Traditional Quilts by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, 2014 by Lark