Living in the
Southwest region of the United States
I'm often drawn to quilts
that represent our culture.
Simply Santa Fe
by Cindy Seitz-Krug of Bakersfield, California
shown at IQF Long Beach
is a stunning representation
of of the rich colors and designs
of our area.
All within this one quilt,
Cindy used many of the techniques available to quilters:
Machine pieced, hand appliqued,
trapuntoed by machine,
Lone Star, LeMoyne Stars,
Sawtooth Borders, Ribbon Borders.
"This quilt was made entirely from Cherrywood
I love to use them because of their rich beauty and
the fact that my quilting shows up
so well on them.
This pattern is my original design,
as are my quilting motifs.
However, I learned many of the background
quilting techniques from
Diane Gaudynski and Sharon Schamber."
I loved her scrappy
and yet simple
Half Square Triangles
that trim the border
and allow the eye to travel inward
for the main focus.
Cindy even stenciled motifs on the back!