Talent and creativity abound in the Art of Quilting feature in Love of Quilting.
42" x 24", 2005
Kim Caskey-Dalmer's mother taught her to sew when she was five, carrying on a long tradition of needle arts in her family. The Edmonton, Alberta, native studied tailoring in college, and took her first quilting class in 1194. Kim enjoys creating pictorial quilts from photographs, transferring the sketch in her head to the quilt at her machine needle. For this quilt, she created a master pattern or tracing paper from enlarged photos of the horse and cowboy, fused the fabric pieces onto muslin, and anchored them with black thread. She added a border and heavily machine stitched the top with thread painting and free-motion quilting. Kim enjoys teaching at her local quilt shop and various guilds as well as taking classes from teachers such as Ricky Tims and Libby Lehman.