Natural Beauty

Every year, the Studio Art Quilter Association (SAQA) holds a benefit auction to raise funds to support their exhibition costs. This was my donation for 2018.

Although not shown in the photo, this wall-hanging is attached to a batting and backing with fusible. The binding was also attached with fusible. No stitching was used.


My primary goal when making this wall hanging was to practice. I practiced making a digital template, got more comfortable with the Cricut software and cutting fabric, and again tried making a "quilt" with batting and a backing but no stitching, as I still didn't have a sewing machine.

However, I did do one thing differently. This is the first artwork in which my signature appears in fabric. Thanks to my Cricut, I was able to cut my signature from fabric, something that wasn't possible to do by hand. Prior artworks were always signed with a marker.