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Friday, January 20, 2012

Ellen Heck -- Applique Artist and Her Masterpiece, "Baltimore in the Provence"

It isn't often that we have the opportunity to see absolute perfection in applique work.
This one-of-a-kind quilt depicts scenes from Provence.
This loved and well-respected artist/teacher has brought me to tears with the intricate beauty of this quilt.
Thank you, Ellen, for this wonderful applique quilt inspiration!

"Road to California" Quilt Show
Masterpiece Prize

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(Photo used with Ellen's permission.)


Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful quilt, so delicate looking. A different feel than most BA quilts. Thanks Margaret for taking the time to get permission to post this.

maritza said...

Margaret, qué belleza de quilt!!!! es precioso y muy un trabajo maravilloso. Gracias por mostrarlo. Un beso

Miriam said...


I love the light, delicate feel of the quilt.
A masterful work!

Congratulations Ellen!

Margaret said...

Miriam and Maritza,

I still cannot leave comments on your blogs. Thanks so much for your comments, though!


Margaret said...

....from Ellen Heck

Margaret, I am very happy you included my quilt on your blog and also how you feel about me, though I am just like any other quilter
who shares the joy of applique and even gets rewarded for it.

I went to the quilt show yesterday and when I saw all these wonderful quilt with good workmanship I knew how lucky I was to get this ‘’Masterpiece Award’’ it was more than I had expected. It is nice that we can all be encouraged by other quilters who share the love
for applique.

Thank you Margaret for including me and write a me a note, very much appreciated,


Thank you, Ellen, for your contribution to the applique world.
We love you.

Kathie said...

what a beautiful
amazing detail and the use of that fabric for the sashing I never would have thought of that
it adds so much to this quilt
Congrats to Ellen for her win, so well deserved
and thank you for sharing it with us

Anonymous said...

OMG...this is the most wonderful applique, it looks more like a painting than a quilt....I hope we see this one in Houston this year.

lucero said...

Pienso que es una colcha fuera de serie no me canso de admirar cada detalle.Un abrazo Felicitaciones y gracias por permitir que nuestros ojos se deleiten viendo esta belleza

Anonymous said...

This quilt is amazing, does Ellen sell her patterns or teach classes?