Talent and creativity abound in the Art of Quilting feature in Love of Quilting.
74" x 56", 2003.
Originally an art teacher and illustrator from upstate New York, Carol Ann Sinnreich is now a full-time textile artist and quilter. She has embraced the history and folklore of Oklahoma and the West, where she and her husband retired twenty years ago. Her action-packed quilt was inspired by the young horsemen who rode the pony express in the 1860s, delivering mail along a 2,000-mile route between Missouri and California. Carol Ann got the idea for an oval frame from a cowboy's rodeo belt buckle, and the leatherwork pattern surrounding it was inspired by a vintage saddle in a local museum. She drew a master pattern of the whole top, then assembled the motifs like a jigsaw puzzle, using many individually cut pieces. Carol Ann used needle-turned appliqué to assemble the quilt, and then hand quilted it. Look for her quilt at major shows and galleries.