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Men of Biblical Proportion - PHARAOH
Men of Biblical Proportions - PHARAOH quilt2005
Raw-edge appliqué using hand-dyed, bleach discharged, and computer printed fabrics.

1st Place - 2008 OKC Winter Quilt Show

Made as part of the MEN OF BIBLICAL PROPORTION exhibit, this is one of 52 quilts based on biblical characters and designed and constructed by male quilters. The collection premiered at the 2005 Houston International Quilt Festival and will travel to quilt shows around the country for several years.

I feel honored to be part of this exhibit, which includes entries from nationally recognized quilt artists.

The corner blocks, backing, and background of the center appliqués are the only commercial fabrics used. I hand-dyed the blue borders and fabrics used in the appliqué. The green hieroglyphic blocks illustrate the Plagues of Egypt and were designed on the computer, printed on ink-jet fabric, hand-dyed green, then bleach-discharged when the dye proved too dark.

A CD of the collection is available from the MOBP website. It contains photos of all 52 quilts, plus stories and artist bios. It's a terrific way to experience the entire show and proceeds benefit Multiple Sclerosis research.



Don and Pharaoh at the MEN OF BIBLICAL PROPORTION premiere
at the 2005 Houston International Quilt Festival


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