In September, when I was in Edmonton, I had the great pleasure of visiting the home of Elizabeth Penttinen. She is an art quilter extraordinaire! I was blown over by her talent and the variety of quilts that I saw. And, I know that there were many more that I didn’t see.
The photos were taken with my Iphone and at night, indoors, so the photo quality is not the best.
Obviously, this one is ready for quilting … but look at all the greens, the curves, the straight lines …
This one has an organic wavy binding … and if I remember correctly, it is not cut on the bias.
And a close up of the quilting … all hand guided …
All different leaves in this one …
I see the wind blowing in this one … great movement!
Look at the beautiful thread painting! And beads, buttons and shells … (I think!)
Fun collage quilts … made from t-shirts, sheets, and other fabric things.
Elizabeth has spent a lot of time in Africa … I can’t help but think that this definitely influenced this collage quilt.
Sons of Anarchy
I absolutely LOVE giraffes and I think this is my favourite by far!!! She was going to be teaching this at her guild … how I would have loved to have taken this class!
Fall still life …
Mixed media … from Disney!
Thank you, Elizabeth, for the privilege of seeing your beautiful quilts!
Many of these quilts are for sale, if you are interested, contact Elizabeth firstname.lastname@example.org and she can give you more information.