Here Comes the Sun
59" x 79"
Designed and pieced by Priscilla Read
Quilted by: Melissa Quilter
Materials: Cotton fabric and batting
Priscilla: Traditional meets modern - That was my first thought for this quilt. I started my design process with Electric Quilt software to play with ideas, including a fresh color palette. As I paper pieced the blocks, I took photos and previewed the design using the Procreate ipad drawing app to virtually move blocks around so I could visualize the final results. This helped me strengthen the design so the alternate blocks offset the suns with alternating spiky diagonal lines and create a secondary pinwheel motif.
Melissa: I studied my collection of photos that I take every day, and other visual ephemera, to find patterns that would complement Priscilla's striking quilt top. My love of feathers pushed me to find a feather that would fit in the blue and white sections, and from there, other (mostly) curved patterns followed.
Split Britches Log Cabin
63” x 73”
This choonky quilt was designed/ improvised by Stacey Sharman and machine quilted by her at Hello Stitch. Upcycled materials include blue jeans, khaki pants, and household linens. A little luck and a fistful of raffle tickets will help make it yours, while supporting the work of EBHQ.
After 5 months spent focused on making thousands of face-masks, it was a joy to get to sit down and dig through my pile of donated blue jeans and khaki pants to create this quilt. I've found that I really love working within the restrictions of only 2 colors and finding all the shades of those colors in scrap bins. One pair of used blue jeans can yield so many different shades of blue! This quilt is an iteration of a split log cabin quilt, of which I have made many since I began improvisational quilting. It's fascinating that this simple block can be arranged into so many different arrangements.