Winter is Coming

As winter quickly approaches her in the Northern Hemisphere, Kit Robinson has got you covered. She continues her popular series on landscape quilts in our latest issue (November/December 2017) with Stitching Winter Scenes.  I admire the many techniques and styles our artists used to depict the beauty of a season that’s often difficult to capture. Look at the detailed stitching and subtle palette employed by Sheena Norquay in After the Snowfall.

After the Snowfall ©Sheena J. Norquay as seen in the November/December 2017 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited
After the Snowfall ©Sheena J. Norquay

Or how about the painterly quality of Winter Quiet by Jeanine Malaney?I love the small bursts of color in this piece.

Winter Quiet ©Jeanine Malaney as seen in the November/December 2017 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited
Winter Quiet ©Jeanine Malaney

The abstract nature of snow and ice is captured artfully by Judy Warner in Ice Flow.

Ice Flow ©Judy Warner as seen in the November/December 2017 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited
Ice Flow ©Judy Warner

They’re all beautiful, but my personal favorite is What Lies Beneath by Sandra Meech. Sandra incorporated photographs, line drawings, and machine stitching to create this striking piece. (Click on the image to see it larger.)

What Lies Beneath ©Sandra Meech as seen in the November/December 2017 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited
What Lies Beneath ©Sandra Meech

And these are just the tip of the iceberg (sorry, I couldn’t resist)! Be sure to check out our latest issue for details on the creation of these quilts, as well as other beautiful wintery scenes and so much more.

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