Monday, April 26, 2010

Miriam Gourley Rawson

For the Dixie Quilt Guild meeting last Saturday, we were honored with a trunk show/ lecture by Miriam Gourley Rawson.
Miriam is a local talent, who has written books, patterns and been involved in design for many years.

Miriam designs under the name Fabric Folk

Fanciful Folk Art is just one of the many books by Miriam.
Among her many talents, Miriam is currently doing display work for Roberts crafts, in Washington, Utah (near St. George).

The latest apron design.

Look at the cute flower pockets made with Texture Magic.
Miriam first became known for her fabric dolls.

And now designs pincushion, aprons, quilts and fabrics.

Aunt Minnie's Button Apron

I bought this pattern to further my button addiction.

The bio on her web site tells us a little more:
Miriam is currently in the process of designing a new line of fabric for Benartex fabrics, a division of Bernina of America.
She creates new patterns for her Fabric Folk business, as well as for showroom models, displayed at trade shows and in the showrooms in New York, for Marcus Brothers Textiles and other clients. She also is an avid painter, preferring to work with oils.

With the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War approaching, Miriam has been involved in designing patterns to honor the event.
The bonnet was made with fabrics from Miriam's new fabric line that will be released soon.

Inside of the bonnet.

This pioneer doll is the mock up, also showcasing the new fabric line and patterns to be released.

The doll will be made from fabric panels.

"Keeper of The Bees"

Miriam uses a double applique method for her quilts, where each piece is completely backed and then sewn down.

To see more of Miriam's designs, make sure to check out her web site


Material Mary said...

It's so fun to see the quilts, the trunk shows and different techniques of the artists. Thanks for sharing.

Rae Ann said...

Loved seeing the fun trunk show. My you have some great things going on down there!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a talent. It is amazing to me how much of it is out there. She looks like a lovely person, too.

Miriam_Gourley said...

Thanks, Nedra, for the lovely write-up. The bonnet was supposed to be gathered through the casing at the back, but somehow it was 'undone' when it was passed around, so it doesn't look exactly like it's supposed to... ah well... it was repaired at home and is ready for an intense gardening session.
Miriam Rawson

Ann & Roger said...

I hope this work because I want you to know how much I love your is awesome.

Janet said...

The quilts from your last post and this trunk show have been a pleasure, thanks for sharing Nedra.
Miriam has many wonderful talents!