Our featured artist at the Kitsap Quilters Guild show was Sharon Broom from Bainbridge Island. Sharon has been quilting for nearly 25 years after being persuaded to give quilting a go by a friend who was a quilter. Since retiring from secretarial work in the Bainbridge School District, she has more time for her quilting projects.
Here is Sharon in her display area featuring at least a dozen of her quilts. I’ve seen her quilts over the years at our quilt shows, but loved seeing them altogether as a collection and testimony of her outstanding work. She is a precision piecer and loves to applique. This lovely fans bed quilt combines her piecing and applique skills and is also beautifully hand quilted.
In the Schoolhouse blocks quilt, Sharon embellished the houses with embroidery and appliqued flowers in the windows giving each one its own special touch.
Sharon has a great sense of color and her quilts are vibrant with designs that pop. I love her sashing treatment of these stars. The Log Cabin combination with applique, and stars made from 1/2″ squares is stunning too. Her exhibit was inspiring and beautiful.