Folk Art Meets Free Motion; 82 Inches of Domestic Freedom
Joanie Zeier Poole
82” x 82”
The machine pieced and hand appliqued top was inspired by the Buttermilk Farm Quilt by Teri Christopherson of Black Mountain Quilts, ©1998. This quilt demonstrates the impact that learning free-motion quilting had on this 15 year old quilt top. Joanie created original quilting motifs and textures to fill the plain spaces of the top with reined free-motion quilting. What began as a simple folk art was transformed into an elegant piece of art with intricate quilting designs and textures quilted in 178 hours on a domestic sewing machine.
The materials used were cotton fabrics, Legacy Wool Batting, Silk Thread by Superior and YLI and The Bottom Line Thread by Superior Threads.
Awards and Exhibits
2014 Denver National Quilt Festival, Honorable Mention
2014 Prairie Heritage Quilt Show, Founder’s Award and 3rd Place Applique
2014 American Quilter;s Society Show, Grand Rapids, Best Machine Quilting – Domestic
2014 Quilt Expo, Madison, WI ,3rd Place Applique
2015 Midwest Marvels Exhibit, International Quilting Assn. Chicago