Last fall, a friend asked, “What plants would you like in a quilt?” You see, she wanted something to do over the winter that would keep her hands busy, that would also benefit the Trillium Center. Did I mention she is a hand-quilter?
So I put the word out that I needed plant illustrations for an herb quilt. Kristine Brown of Herbal Roots Zine (http://www.herbalrootszine.com/) offered some drawings.
Her drawings of Dandelion, Wild Bergamot, Trillium, Chicory, Crampbark, New England Aster, Chickweed, and Marshmallow surround The Trillium and the Ant, the logo for the Trillium Center.
Each plant design is hand-embroidered on a white background. The border around the center illustration has a light, golden pattern that is reminiscent of Dandelion petals; this is set off with solid green blocks. The final touch is the binding of grass which binds it all together. The quilt is hand-pieced and hand-quilted with a signature panel on the back including the quilter, Theresa; Kristine; and Christina Mrozik of the Beehive Collective who drew the Trillium Center’s logo.
Win the Herb Quilt
The Herb Quilt will be raffled off to raise funds for a ceramics studio in the carpenter’s shop. We are hoping to create a studio where people can come and learn how to make pots with local clay.
To get your tickets for a chance to win the Herb Quilt, make a $5 donation per ticket at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8136 or contact us at email@example.com.
Join Us for an Herbal Tea Party!
The drawing for the Herb Quilt will be held October 17, 6-8 PM . We will celebrate with an herbal tea party with delicious treats. You don’t have to be present to win.