Talent and creativity abound in the Art of Quilting feature in Love of Quilting.
17¼" x 14½", 2005.
British Columbian quilter Debra Lee Campbell stitched this quilt after being inspired by a 1929 Franklin Carmichael watercolor called Mirror Lake. Carmichael was the youngest artist in the Canadian Group of Seven, well known in the art world for their landscape paintings. Debra loves using simple lines and color to show contour and movement without detail. She has focused on art quilts for the past twelve years as a creative outlet and much-needed balance to her analytical career as a transit scheduler. Debra mixed batiks and hand-dyed fabric in the curve-pieced and appliquéd top, sewn together with a fine buttonhole stitch. Debra belongs to the West Coast Freestitchers and FAD (Fiber Art Diet, where each meeting starts with a potluck supper).
Designer: Debra Lee Campbell