It was given to my church as a thank you gift for all their help while my husband was going through treatment for a rare cancer. I really didn't have the skills then to be fully pleased with the result, but I sure learned as I went. It is loosely based on the church's logo. It was fun and challenging to quilt all these different designs.
I knew I wanted to remake it but make it more personal to my journey while my hubby was fighting cancer.
You really can't see the positive words I quilted on the jug of the 2nd version. I did a watercolor of them for my friend Robin. I met her online during this time and I got to have a quilty getaway at her home while I was working on Poured Out 2.
Robin and I with the partially quilted version.
Here's the whole version. It's incredibly hard to get a good photo of this quilt! The color has been tweaked so you can see all of the words. Only the outline of the words, the figure, the thorn vines, and the spines of the feathers were marked, everything else was freehand.
Some close ups.
The background is a black sateen and the words are created by densely quilting around them with varigated thread in a blue, purple, green, and maroon red.
I entered it into the Sacred Threads Exhibit in Herendon DC. This was the first time I entered anything. Below, I am in front of the quilt at the exhibit.
That's also the first picture of me I was pleased to put on the internet of me. I was contacted by Magnet magazine from the UK and they wanted to use the quilt in their magazine to illustrate an article.
Showers of blessings!
It was so much fun to feather all of the water!
This quilt really started me off on a quilting adventure I had never really thought could happen. It gave me courage to "put myself out there" and enter Sacred Threads, get in a magazine, and make myself more known as a quilter in my local area. A friend asked to hang it in her church for a month which led to an article in our little weekly paper. It's somewhat easier to hide behind the computer screen sometimes, but this got me out of my comfort zone and made some incredible things happen, like quilting for others and teaching.
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