Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sunflowers - Alliance for American Quilts Auction Piece

I have finished my auction piece for the Alliance for American Quilts. This year's theme is "Alliance".  In 1987 I made a lasting alliance with Mike Ellis. I got married. So to honor the theme, Mike and I made this piece together. He is an artist too. He painted a canvas based on a photo I took last summer in California. Then I made a quilt sandwich and finished it with thread.


This collaboration was wonderful. We have more pieces planned for 2011.

9 comments:

Jamie Fingal said...

Your piece is very beautiful. A ray of sunshine! Love that collaborative effort!

Amy said...

Your sunflowers are beautiful. I have long been facinated with the flower myself. And what a great interpretation of the theme.

Diane D. said...

This is so lovely! Kudos to both of you.

Margarita Korioth said...

Beautiful piece,come and see mine at my blog.

lyndaanne said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful piece of art! And really impressive that you made it together with your husband. Fantastic job to you both!

Suzanne Kistler said...

Very cool! Love it!! What a treasure, to work together and create such a thing of beauty!!

MoonlightingQuilts said...

Love it! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Sandra said...

What a great quilt - I can feel the sunshine. Love that it is a collaborative effort.
And congrats on being included in Quilters Newsletter.
Don't forget to stop by and see my entry (on both blogs).
Take care.