|"Ra the Sun God"|
"Ra"...was created after I took a class with Larkin Van Horn, a very talented Beader/Fiber Artist from Washington State whose work I have long admired. I absolutely love her beading and aspired to create a work of art with her "medallion" technique. The Quilt is 23" X 24", is machine pieced and quilted by me, and the design is my original. The cabachon face at the center of the quilt is actually one of Larkin's which she kindly gave me when I was taking her class here in Fort Worth. The strings of beads hanging down on the left side of the central figure are free standing; the rays are cut from some of my own hand-dyed fabrics. The work is faced rather than being bound. I think the Art Quilt, Wall Hanging or the Two-Color Quilt categories would be most appropriate for this quilt.
I had entered in the annual Quilt Show of Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild, Fort Worth this past month and was very excited to have placed 2nd in the Art Quilts Category.