Monday, April 11, 2016

Going to Guild - Elizabeth Frolet

Last Monday was guild night, and I'm so glad I went! It's been a little hit or miss this year because work has been wearing me out.

Our April guest was Elizabeth Frolet, whose story of learning to quilt and embroider and then combine the two is both astonishing and entertaining. It's hard to believe that someone who is self-taught and claims not to really like crazy quilts has created such amazing, award-winning works of art. And did I mention she pretty much only does hand piecing and quilting?

This quilt was the beginning of the embroidery and "not a crazy quilt" journey. Elizabeth wanted to use thread she inherited from her mother.

This is Elizabeth's Garden - A Tale of a Thousand Threads, the quilt that has won ribbons at Paducah and other shows.

My absolute favorite block from that quilt. Elizabeth didn't repeat an embroidery motif anywhere on the quilt!

I love that Elizabeth included so many things she loves in unique ways, including these silhouettes of her family members.

Just a little ole Baltimore Album quilt. NBD.

As you can imagine, these pictures do not even begin to do these quilts justice. If you ever have the chance to see them up close and to hear Elizabeth speak, do not miss it! Even if you have had the Mondayest Monday that ever Mondayed and the idea of keeping your shoes on for two more hours is more than you can bear.

Totally worth it!

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