Star of Bethlehem by Kathie Ratcliffe
Nine Patch Studio.
About 8 inches square.
9-1/4" x 9-1/4"
This month's Past Perfect post features miniaturist Kathie Ratcliffe.
Kathie working on
a John Hewson miniature quilt.
Wild Goose Chase, 8" square
Kathie lives in Virginia where she makes miniature quilts inspired, as she writes,
"by traditional 19th century designs. Each miniature quilt captures the essence of an actual 19th century American pieced quilt or quilt pattern. .... I am drawn to the geometric designs and rich colors of early pieced quilts and often add my 21st century spin. Some works are quiet and elegant, others boldly abstract and surprisingly contemporary. All share a connection with the most dynamic and fascinating century in American quilting."
I am impressed by the tiny Stars of Bethlehem, which are usually 8". I can recognize
her source on some of these.
11-1/2" x 11-1/2"
She'll be opening her Nine Patch Studio for the Waterford Virginia Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit onOctober 6-8, 2017