Guild Profile - Carol Bezy
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This is a simple log cabin quilt, using black, white & red. It is a king. I was awarded "Best in Class" and "Peoples Choice" at the SWW Fair - 2012.
Shendendoah - This is a log cabin quilt. Many of the logs are pieced, and each round of logs has partial seams. I was awarded "Honorable Mention" at the SWW Fair - 2012.
I promised a quilt to a friend when they had their first child - a boy. Never got it done. Now they are expecting a girl, so I decided to make a matching set. The white print was the challenge fabric for 2012.
SunBonnet Sue - Guild Challenge 2010 Best in Show; SWW Fair - Blue, Best in Class, Special Mention. She is machine appliqued with monofilament, hand embroidered, and machine quilted.
The pattern is "Pepperdish" usually done in yellows, oranges, reds and purples for contrast, however I wanted a North Idaho theme. I pictured the colors of our North Idaho property, the trees, soils, sands, and pine cones. When I got to the fabric store I could not bring myself to stay to the browns, so I went to the dark reds. I replaced the pepper plant with pine cones. (We really do have pine cones on our property the same color as shown on the quilt. The quilt has good vibes and reminds me of a more peaceful place.
Not Your Average C, pattern by Lisa Timfichuck, Sewn and quilted by Carol Bezy, photo by Jim Thode. Everyone thought I was nuts when I picked out my fabric, as I put it together I started to think so too. Once the borders went on, I truly fell in love with it! Quilted with variegated thread.
I joined the guild about 12 years ago. Simply stated, I needed a diversion that I could sink my teeth into. I tried gardening, but that led to too many discussions with my husband about how it should be done (pull weeds versus spraying, water in the morning or at night, vegetables versus flowers.) Also I have never been able to tolerate the sun for long periods of time. Therefore, I ventured into my sewing room, found a quilt that I had started years ago, and decided to finish it. The rest is history, the bug bit.
I prefer working with my various machines rather than doing handwork. I like bright colors, striking patterns, and a bit of attitude. I respect and admire the work of those who like applique, but unless I do it by machine, it truly holds no interest to me.
I work full time, and look forward to the stolen moments when I get to play.