Quiltmaker Spotlight: Sherry Bohres & Anita Dowd (& more photos of quilt blocks)

Here’s what the quilt is beginning to look like, though there are more blocks coming in every day. The chicken block, in the middle, was contributed by Britt Kaufmann (me, the one who’s been writing all these posts). You can begin see how beautiful the end result will be. Just this morning, I got a roll of raffle tickets too, so check back for more information about how and where to get those. 9 quilt blocks The next Quilter we’re profiling is Sherry Bohres, the ONE TRUE QUILTER in the project as she is the one who has graciously volunteered to longarm quilt the final product. (Technically, the rest of us are just “piecing.”)

Sherry holds a wall-hanging she long-arm quilted for a friend. The shadows show off the intricate work in her pieces.

Bee Log Art Quilts are the creation of Sherry Bohres, a fiber artist who lives in the Bee Log community of Burnsville, North Carolina. It is the contemporary adaption of the old craft of quilting which is where her passion for quilting began. Sherry’s quilts, art quilts and fiber art padfolios can be purchased at Market on Oak Street in Spruce Pine and at the One Of A Kind Art Gallery (Ooak) in Micaville, North Carolina.  Sherry also specializes in Longarm quilting.

If you see Sherry, be sure to thank her on our behalf! And if you should happen into either of the stores that carry her art, be sure to look for her work. See more of her work HERE.

Finally, here’s the Ruby Slippers block that Fabrics in the Fray owner Anita Dowd contributed. anita We want to thank Anita for all her help spreading the word about the quilt project! And remember, get your blocks in by APRIL 9.  Click here for more details. (Of course, if you’d like to go rogue and create your own black/white/red wall hanging or throw pillows to contribute to the raffle, it’s not like we’re going to do anything but encourage you! Although, we still would like to get enough for a queen-sized quilt.) Keep sending in those blocks and stories!

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