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Superior Stars: Hollis Chatelain

Posted: 23 April 2015 at 6 a.m.

Hollis Chatelain

We are pleased to honor Hollis Chatelain today.  She is an incredible internationally renowned quilter and thread painter.  I can remember the first quilt I saw made Hollis, my reaction was something like:  mouth dropped open, eyes widened, and thoughts along the lines of, “Is this seriously thread and fabric?  How does she do that!?”

Her gorgeous talent speaks for itself.

The Change

African Garden

Girls are Strong

Source of Life

Hollis’ amazing quilting career started  when she was urged to submit a quilt to Houston International Quilt Festival.  This first submission took first prize!  With this exciting start, Hollis then submitted her quilt to 18 more quilt shows, but was rejected at every single one!

We are so glad Hollis was not discouraged by this bumpy start and appreciate the heartfelt messages she mediates through her quilting artwork. 

Several of Hollis’ quilts have over 20,000 yards of thread.  Hollis admits to having 800 shades of thread in her collection (and you thought you had a lot of thread!).  Hollis has two beautiful high-sheen trilobal polyester threadlines through Superior Threads, Nature Colors and Living Colors.  These beautiful colors chosen by Hollis are perfect to create true-to-life thread-painted quilts.

We are inspired and impressed by Hollis’ talent and are grateful for her willingness to let us share her artwork with you today.

To see more of Hollis’ amazing quilts:

Images care of Hollis Chatelain

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