This year’s fundraiser quilt was inspired by the beautiful place where we live and the seasons we experience as the year progresses.
Starting at the top of the quilt, we have the snow-covered mountain tops and then the dark greens, browns and greys that cover our hillsides during winter. In winter, we see the pine cones of the conifers and a peek of red from the holly trees.
As we move down the quilt, spring with its pale greens, yellows, pinks and reds lighten the mountains and our spirits after a long winter. The woods are punctuated with the bright oranges of the fire azaleas and the pale whites of the dogwoods.
Summer brings the darker, richer greens of the trees and the pastures. Our hillsides are now covered with blooming rhododendron, the woods with trillium and the pastures with chicory.
As the season changes into autumn, our quilt is vibrant with the bright yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves as they swirl in the wind. The acorns mature and the pumpkin patches open. And the Christmas trees begin their long journey off the mountain to brighten the homes of people around the world.
Ann Becker quilted it on her long arm and many guild members worked on making the long cabin blocks.
I wanted the design of this quilt to be traditional with a twist and I think we achieved that goal. I am linking with Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday.