Today I am turning the spotlight on a quilter called Sylvia. Sylvia is a friend of Gail, and Gail is the sister of Lynn. It seems that Sylvia fell in love with Gail's version of my pattern, 3D Noughts and Crosses and decided she had to make her own.
Apparently, Sylvia started quilting at about age 9 or 10 in Zimbabwe where she used fabric from old, worn out clothes. She learned to sew in school and it was all done by hand! She learned more from the missionaries at the mission hospital in the bush when she was there at about age 17 but didn't have a sewing machine until she came to the US in 1988. Gail asked Sylvia about her colour choices for her quilt and apparently purple is her favourite colour and if you enlarge the photo you will see that all the fabrics have purple in them to some extent.
I think this is a stunning quilt, thank you Sylvia for making it and also for allowing me to show it on my blog.