Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marilyn Badger's Bali Hai

One of the treats of being part of the Dixie Quilt Guild is being surrounded by outstanding talent.
We are fortunate to have Master Quilter Marilyn Badger as a member and great supporter of our local guild.
Marilyn served as a judge for Gems of The Desert Quilt Show, and graciously hung one of her award winning quilts for us to see.

Bali Hai is the kind of quilt that usually can only been seen at National Quilt Shows.
It's always a privilege to see Marilyn's work up close.
Bali Hai was both pieced and quilted by Marilyn. Taken from a Claudia Clark Meyers design, this spectacular quilt won First Place, Traditional Category, at the 2010 Mid Atlantic APQS Quilt Fest along with other numerous awards in 2009.

Marilyn said that she used 10,000 yards of metalic thread in a style she calls "overlay quilting".

Blocks were paper pieced using silks and cottons.

The center and all 4 corners were pieced together then appliqued to the background fabric.

Marilyn wrote "The stitching provides another separate dimension to the quilt sot hat the quilting stands on it's own."

Thank you Marilyn for sharing with us!

From APQS:

MASTER QUILTER - Marilyn Badger
One longarm quilting award after another. That's what Marilyn Badger has received since 1991.
She has won accolades at numerous shows over the years held everywhere from California to Virginia and from Minnesota to Texas.
You may have seen her on television.
She has demonstrated her quilting techniques on over 50 PBS quilting shows with Fons and Porter and Kay Wood, as well as Quilt Central with Donna Wilder
and Janie Donaldson, and HGTV's Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson.


em's scrapbag said...

WOW!!! That is amazing! Marilyn is quite a talented lady.

Needled Mom said...

What a pleasure to see that quilt and all the detail that it has. Stunning!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

such a beauty!!

Unknown said...

I have actually seen that quilt and it is gorgeous! She is quite the talented lady.

Nat Palaskas said...

I'm glad to see that quilt and all the details of quilting. Gorgeous!