Last weekend my local guild, Kitsap Quilters, held their annual show at the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Silverdale and I enjoyed helping to hang the quilts and working in the kitchen during the show. This was the 28th show and my 22nd with them. The theme this year was Quilts in Bloom. Our guild has around 200 members and embraces a wide range of quilting techniques and styles. In this blog I’ll share pictures of the work of our featured quilter, Gladys Schulz from Bainbridge Island.
Here is Gladys in her display area with her lovely iris quilt. The large scale one-block wonder quilt is vibrant. Gladys has been quilting for over fifty years, but seriously so for the last 25. She has a long-arm machine and is prolific in her own work as well as quilting for others. She is incredibly generous, donating many quilts every year to a variety of charities.
She made the attractive Feathered Star quilt to test my Radiant Feathered Star pattern before I published it. Gladys is an accurate piecer and I knew I could rely on her to pick up any glitches in my pattern and make useful suggestions for improvements. Recently, she has begun ice dyeing fabric. She made the background of the floral quilt using this technique. The detailed shot shows how she cut and appliqued flowers onto the hand-dyed background.
Gladys loves to try new quilting techniques and her machine quilting gets better and better. This magnificent quilt really show cases her quilting skills. The simple four patch quilt with lattice is so pretty and a great use of the large-scale print.