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Superior Stars: Joanne Baeth

Posted: 24 May 2015 at 6 a.m.

Joanne Baeth is an incredible quilt-painting artist!  Today Joanne has graciously allowed us to share one of her beautiful prize-winning quilts and tell us a little about it.

Here is Feathers and Farms.

Feathers and Farms

"To me, this quilt represents old farms all over the United States.  The barbed wire proved to be very challenging. After many tries, I finally covered a thin cotton cording with glue and paint. Tiny barbs were added to the long wire and let dry. I had several pictures of pheasants but was having trouble getting my drawings just right. Then while out bird hunting one day, my husband actually shot a pheasant and brought him home. That poor pheasant spent the next several weeks in the freezer at night and on my sewing room floor during the day. By the time I had constructed all of the feathers on the pheasants, he smelled pretty ripe."

Joanne's hard work and diligence paid off.  We are amazed by the life-like quality of her quilting.

Awards won: IQA Houston 2013 Pictorial – first place; Road to California 2014 Pictorial -first place; AQS Lancaster 2014 Best Wall Quilt Viewers Choice; AQS Paducah 2014 Small Wall Quilt – second place Viewers Choice; AQS Des Moines 2014 Wall Quilts – second place.

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  • 1. Leann McClain (24 May 2015 at 8:35 p.m.)

    Saw this at IQA, Houston. It is an amazing quilt and so inspiring. I grew up in SD on a farm in pheasant country and this exudes home for me.

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