Desert Valley Hospice
Wall Quilt Raffle
Desert Valley Hospice Society's Wall Quilt Raffle will support the
programs and services we offer to the community. Online ticket sales are April 6th – May 30th, 2021. The winning ticket will be announced on The Brock Jackson Show on EZ Rock Radio at 9:00 am on May 31st, 2021 and the winner will be notified by email and by phone.
"Into The Light" Wall Quilt was designed, created and then donated to Desert Valley Hospice Society to be used as a fundraiser by South Okanagan artists Kathie Kirby, Bev Penny, Gisela Carroll and Leslie Forbes, students of Karen Thatcher.
"Into The Light" was created in an improvisational process from a range of fabrics in an abstract composition. Many randomly cut small fabrics were fused to create an impressionistic vision of a forest, with trees created from painted cheesecloth adding texture to the design. This multi-layer artwork was stitched together and faced to create a large vertical artwork. Size 40" x 60".
Gisela Carroll started her quilting journey in 1992 with a simple sampler quilt. After completing many traditional quilts, her path has led her to fibre art. Her work often reflects the beauty of nature and she finds inspiration for her designs from her photographs. Her quilting is always a journey, while learning and incorporating new techniques and improving old ones.
Leslie Forbes is an art quilter/fibre artist living and working in Osoyoos, BC. She is passionate about architecture and nature which are the focus of her work. Leslie has won many awards both nationally and internationally in juried shows. It is the process which captures her attention as she continues to explore multiple ways of expressing her subject matter to realize her vision.
Kathie Kirby lives in Oliver, BC and has taught quilting classes for many years. She has extended her love of fibres into art, which is a never-ending learning experience.
Bev Penny is a quilter and fibre artist who enjoys learning, playing, exploring and seeing a piece evolve from a vision to reality. Inspiration comes through varied avenues of learning such as the class with Karen Thatcher.
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Into the Light
Karen Thatcher (1957-2020)
Karen was a Canadian Master Quilter/Fibre Artist, former paramedic, traumatic brain injury survivor and lung cancer patient from Rossland, BC. She created beautiful art quilts portraying nature and donated these pieces to various organizations. Her first quilt won second place across Canada in 2014. Karen taught friends her special techniques. This is her legacy.