Sir Winter McDormant by Roxanne Stoner
Invited artist Roxane Stoner has donated Sir Winter McDormant in memory of Gaylene Stoner (01/17/09) and Fran Reed (09/11/08). “They were amazing ladies who died too soon of lung cancer.”
Roxane created this artwork especially for the Reverse Auction and shares her inspiration:
This quilt was born out of a little sketch and grew in colors and shapes. The title, Sir Winter McDormant, says it all: Under his hat, he protects the hope of the future in those dark hours when alpenglow is laying only a few colors on the horizon behind the trees. He is patient and helps nature take a break for a spell. When his time will come he will leave, retire until next time and waving his final goodbye to the coming of Lady Spring like the perfect gentleman that he is. He will release enough energy to help the birth of a new season take hold.
Sir Winter McDormant was created with hand-dyed fabric by Judy Robertson of Just Imagination, collected beads from around the world and the ages, and variegated cotton and monofilament thread. Machine pieced and machine quilted. This irregularly-shaped quilt measures 28X18″.
For an inside look at the creation of this artwork, visit Roxane’s blog.
The Invitational Reverse Auction opens Tuesday, March 24. Click here for more information.
Photo editing by Gloria Hansen.