35” X 35”
A patchwork grapevine wreath is the central focus of this vibrant wall quilt. Joanie’s original drawing of a garland of grapes, leaves and vines wrapped around a rail fills the outer border. A complimentary color scheme of gold and purple create a vivid energy for this heirloom machine quilted piece. Joanie uses her home sewing machine for the free-motion quilting. The area around each image is flattened with heavy stippling, enabling the grape motif, enhanced by trapunto, to stand out.
© Joanie Zeier Poole 2002 Photo by Norman Lenburg
Awards and Exhibits
2001 Prairie Heritage Quilter’s Show, Bountiful Vineyard, 1st place wall quilts, 3rd place Viewer’s Choice
2003 Olbrich Gardens Fall Mum and Quilt Show, Madison