Monday, March 22, 2010

Bali Hai

Congratulations to Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah for winning Best Large Quilt at Road To California 2010.
"Bali Hai" (94" X 94") was made and quilted by Marilyn.

In her artist statement, Marilyn shared the back ground for Bali Hai:
"Blocks were paper pieced using silks and cottons, then the entire center and all four corners were pieced together, piped and appliquéd to the background fabric. I then quilted 10,000 yards of metallic thread in a style I call overlay quilting. That is, the stitching provides another separate dimension to the quilt so that the quilting stands on its own."

Marilyn used all Superior Threads in the construction of her quilt.

"I made the quilt to showcase working with guides and tools on the longarm and recently featured this quilt and Filigree on my taping of Love of Quilting with Fons & Porter which is airing now. It is a Claudia Myers design." Marilyn said.

Bali Hai has currently been honored with 5 awards:

1st Place Innovative Template and Viewer's Choice at MQX
1st Place Tools of the Trade at MQS
Best Artistry in Longarm Workmanship at Quilt Odyssey
Best Longarm Workmanship at AQS Des Moines
Best Large Quilt at Road to California