Dorothy Collard Challenge, 2013

Annie: – I decided to enter the Dorothy Collard Challenge, run by the Auckland Quilt Guild. The theme of this challenge was Word Art and I decided to use Alphabet signing to spell out the word Love. I seem to constantly be drawn to working with black and white; whether that is because I am not confident with colour or because I am naturally drawn to strong graphical images, I am not sure. I machine stitched the quotation from Voltaire – “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination”.

Dorothy Collard Auckland Quilt Guild annual challenge

Mary: – I decided to use the lovely 1950’s lady for my challenge and turned her into a Vogue cover.  The quilting certainly enhanced the painting plus I added some beading to the roses.